A Denver woman is suing a drag performer and a restaurant in Tampa Bay after she claimed she was injured by the performer’s breasts.
Neldin Molina has filed a lawsuit in Hillsborough County Court against chain restaurant Hamburger Mary’s and Amanda D’Rhod after a performance which she said led to permanent injuries, according to Pink News. Molina is looking for $1.5 million in damages.
In the lawsuit, Molina claims that she had her face slammed into the performer’s breasts several times. She said she had turned her back to the performance to ignore it before D’Rhod interacted with her.
Molina claims in the suit she later suffered from “excruciating pain” as a result of the incident and later had to go to the hospital. She also claims it took several months for the restaurant to get back with insurance info, which she said was not enough to cover her injuries.
Hamburger Mary’s, which has advertised itself as an LGBT ally, regularly puts on drag shows and are also a sponsor for season nine of RuPauls Drag Race, according to PinkNews.
"It’s not a good thing for anyone to go up to someone and perform that way," Molina said about D’Hod to the Tampa Bay Times. "There are a lot of people who have medical issues. I wasn’t aware that this was going to happen."