R&B singer Johnny Gill is holding the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel responsible for a racial attack that left him injured and unable to work.
Gill filed the suit after he suffered injuries when a drunken white male hurled racial insults and attacked him.
According to Courthouse News Service:
“Plaintiff was seated at the patio area of the dining/cocktail area with friends. At approximately 11 p.m. on said date, another guest, who was obviously very inebriated, sitting at another table in the patio area, without provocation hurled racially charged remarks at plaintiff.
“Plaintiff objected to these unsolicited remarks and when he did so, this individual pushed plaintiff with such force and intensity that plaintiff was thrust up against a heating lamp causing great bodily injury with resulting pain and suffering, major medical expenses and loss of earnings as plaintiff was unable to perform as an entertainer, plaintiff’s extremely successful and lucrative chosen profession for over 20 years.”
Gill is seeking $1 million in damages for “negligence, failure to intervene, failure to exercise reasonable care, pain and suffering and medical expenses,” according to Courthouse News.