22-year-old Jennifer Sorbello got an extra-special welcome to Chuck E Cheese when William Thigpen, dressed as Mr. Cheese, reached out and groped her breast. Sorbello is suing the restaurant, claiming she has been “damaged in the form of emotional distress and humiliation.”
The suit says it happened Aug. 2, 2008, at the restaurant at 720 South County Center Way.
“He looked at her, reached out, grabbed her breast and moved along,” said Mark Potashnick, Sorbello’s attorney. “Her jaw dropped in shock and disgust.”
Her stepfather captured in incident in a photo but didn’t know it until after they reviewed the pictures, the lawyer said.
Sorbello accuses Thigpen and the restaurant of assault, battery and discrimination in public accommodation. She’s asking for unspecified compensation, including punitive damages and attorney’s costs.
What a rat!
Chuck E Cheese character groped breast, suit says [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
(The photo above is not of the victim.)