Saturday, October 6, 2007

Loise Ogborn 6.1 Million Dollar Verdict Against McDonalds Because of Improper Strip Search


McDonalds has had some bad luck in the court room. First it was a large verdict over spilled hot coffee and now Loise Ogborn has been awarded $6.1 million because said she was forced to strip in a McDonald's back office after someone called the restaurant posing as a police officer. (Ogborn is dressed in black in the Photo courtesy of the A.P.)
Louise Ogborn, 21, claimed McDonalds failed to warn her and other employees about the caller who already struck other McDonald's stores across the country.

"Louise has stood up for what happened to her and what McDonald's failed to do for three-and-a-half years, and this jury just vindicated her completely," said her attorney, Ann Oldfather. McDonald's is evaluating whether to appeal. "While we are disappointed with the verdict, we remain vigilant in our efforts to protect our employees and provide them with a safe and respectful workplace," said William Whitman, of McDonald's USA. Ogborn settlement demand was $200 million. McDonald's Corp. denied liability. Ogborn was detained for 3½ hours.

Someone called the restaurant in Mount Washington impersonating a police officer and said a young, female employee matching Ogborn's description was accused of stealing from a customer and needed to be strip searched. Ogborn alleges that she had to undress, endure a strip search, and to perform sexual acts. Events were captured on surveillance video, which was shown to jurors.

Donna Summers, a former assistant manager, was placed on probation for a misdemeanor conviction relating to the incident. Walter Nix Jr., is serving five years in prison for sexually abusing Ogborn during the 3½-hour search. David Stewart, was charged with making the hoax phone call but was acquitted. The calls apparently stopped after Stewart's arrest.

6.1 million dollars. How many of our readers would take off their clothes for half that amount?

24 comments:

Brenda said...

I have taken my clothes off for a lot less. In my first divorce I ended up with about $375!

Anonymous said...

This has gotta be the highest paid stip show in history, maybe it will be in the Guiness Book soon! Wonder what this young thing has to pay the guvernmet taxe on this lottery.

Johnny J

Ron said...

This verdict seems like a large one if this is the prank I remember from some time ago. Seems like everyone goes after the corporations with the deep pockets, Pubmeister. That keeps the legal profession in business!

I doubt if Shell would take them off for anything less than $5 million or so.

Anonymous said...

Was it wrong in my opinion? Yes…as to both sides of it!

Strip searching an employee under these circumstances? Ludicrous!

6.1 million for this transgression? Ludicrous!

Perhaps if I chose to fully inform myself as to all relevant facts, I might change my opinion.

But I’m just not going to take the time to do that and I’m comfortable calling this a goat-rope.

L.S.

Anonymous said...

This is the most expensive strip tease show in history, is right!

This should have been Monday's story instead of the weekend. I can not believe the magnitude of this woman's tax free award!


Jimmie

blond bombshell said...

Well, a woman's body is private. I personally think McDonalds is so at fault that the award should have been at least 5 times more to get their attention.

Shell

dollar bill said...

As I always say, it is all about money, baby. Everyone has their price.

Dollar Bill

genny said...

Well evidently, Bill, this lady's price was real high because she took the case to trial.

Genny

Pablo said...

David Stewart was never convicted of any crime. If he did make the phone call, is he entitled to a 10% commission on the 6.1 Million?


Pablo

Anonymous said...

Loise Ogborn is the six million dollar woman. She has gone from fast food worker to multi millionaire overnight.

Others her age have gone from fast food worker to trailer park queen in about the same amount of time.

Good for Loise, spend your money wisely.

Anonymous said...

Walter Knix is serving quality time in prison for making this hoax a nightmare.

Anonymous said...

This is a lot of scratch for just a peek!

Anonymous said...

That is one rich burger flipper and pants dropper.

Anonymous said...

Girls get paid a lot less for posing for playboy and then the magazine photos exist forever. Here, just a quick peek and major cash!


Ricky

Pete said...

I don't know, if Debra Lafave exposed all while working in a restaurant, I think any amount might be worth it.

Pete

Anonymous said...

kaching... would pay to see Debra Lefeve myself...

Anonymous said...

A young girl was completely and utterly violated and people think the verdict was too harsh? And the caller was aquitted, the manager was given probation, and her boyfriend only 5 years? Donna summers should have been given jail time as an accomplice, her boyfriend a lot worse (from the tape he obviously knew it was wrong, but getting he was his jollies), and the caller should have been convicted. Taking your clothes off does NOT compare with what she went through, this girl will be scarred for life.

Christy said...

Criminal matters are separate from civil. If they committed a crime so be it. They should be sentenced.

But 6 million dollars for taking off your clothes is ridiculous. I have removed my clothes and got a h$ll of a lot less in the divorce settlement.

Christy

Anonymous said...

Christy money hungry women like you are the reason why some men are on a marriage strike.

It is not all about money!

Anonymous said...

6.1 millions is ridiculously small for this hell she went through as an 18 year old.
She will be traumatized for decades over this. It's effectively rape. How many of you would like to be forced to go down on that ugly 43 year old lech?
She's lucky if she will have 3 million after lawyers and taxes. And everyone knows about it, her life just became shit. Yes some money will help but that is small potatoes compared to what she went through. Stewart should have his nuts fed to wild boars. Nix should serve his full 5 and maybe return the favor to his inmates in the Penn.

-Phydeaux

Anonymous said...

Phy:

Not sure all what the victim ha to do other than undress. Nevertheless, the question is whether the company should have to pay such a high price. Not saying the individual should not be punished civilly or criminally. Just saying it is a lot of cash for any employer...

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Anonymous said...

I have to say although I feel very sorry for what she had to go threw I personally would highly object to the strip search especially if a man was conducting it and I would demand that the police department be called and a female officer come if they wanted to search anything. On top of that why would anyone believe this caller I mean come on now this happened in 2004 not 1970 (just saying much has changed since then)why would someone believe the police were calling and giving orders over the PHONE??!! Didnt anyone think.... um this isn't right what police department makes phone calls to investigate an accusation of theft or in that matter anything else? The manager had to be in it with the caller sick sick sick people and I'm sorry but that girls parents should be ashamed for teaching her to follow every authority figures orders especially sexual acts. Shame on her too for not standing up for herself when she knew she was not at fault and for doing behaviors that she SHOULD have known are not acceptable.

Anonymous said...

If I were her I would have refused to be srip searched by anyone other than a female officer.