Black Woman Forced To Sign Papers By A Hotel While White Guests Weren't, Sues Hotel For $300,000

Black Woman Forced To Sign Papers By A Hotel While White Guests Weren't, Sues Hotel For $300,000

Felicia Gonzales, 51, was forced to sign a 'no party' agreement while the white guests weren't.

In a clear case of racial discrimination, as per the allegations, Felicia Gonzales, 51, is suing the Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center, for making her sign a 'no party' agreement while no such agreements were being forced upon the white guests.

As reported by NBCNews, Gonzales is a beautician from Rancho Cucamonga, California, and has never had a noise complaint made against her. Gregory Kafoury, an attorney for Gonzales, wrote in the civil complaint: "Having to sign a 'NO PARTY' Policy form did not feel right to Ms. Gonzales, so she went back to the front desk." He wrote: "Ms. Gonzales observed as multiple Caucasian guests checked in. None of them were asked to sign a 'NO PARTY' policy."

The lawsuit has been filed against Marriott International Inc.; Residence Inn by Marriott; the hotel's general manager, Lee Luetjen; and a "Desk Clerk Doe. Her attorney presented in the lawsuit that Gonzales suffered "embarrassment, frustration, anger, humiliation" and a "sense of increased vulnerability, and feelings of racial stigmatization."

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