A Texas woman is denied a mani-pedi in a nail salon because she was & # 39; too large to fit in the chair & # 39; and claims that the store discriminated against her
- Tina Lewis of Houston was seen on the surveillance video & # 39; s that entered Rose & # 39; s Nails
- In the video, Lewis talks to an employee who, according to her, has refused her service
- & # 39; Do you mean that, are you saying that I am too big to sit in the chair? & # 39; Lewis asks
- The employee says that another chair had already been broken by an overweight person
- Lewis fires back that it & # 39; disrespectful & # 39; and discrimination against her
- However, the law is not on its side, only protects race and gender
A woman from Texas claims that her local nail salon did not give her a pedicure because she was told that her mate could break one of the chairs.
& # 39; Do you mean it? I'm too tall to sit in the chair? & # 39; said Tina Lewis, who had gone to Rose & Nails on Greens Road on Thursday for a pedicure.
Lewis, who went to the salon with her mother, can be seen in surveillance video that enters the salon and talks to an employee, reports KTRK.
Marie Bui, a salon employee, admitted to KTRK that she was the worker who sent Lewis away.
Tina Lewis, who went with her mother to Rose & # 39; s Salon, can be seen in a security video (far left) who enters the salon and talks to an employee who she says has refused her service about her height
& # 39; Do you mean it? I'm too tall to sit in the chair? & # 39; Tina Lewis (above), who had gone to Rose & Nails on Greens Road on Thursday, replied when she was told she would break a salon chair
Marie Bui (above), a salon employee, admitted that she was the worker who sent Lewis away
The salon is located in an inconspicuous comic strip center, sandwiched between PJ & Fish and Chicken and Greens Tobacco Shop on Greens Road in Houston
& # 39; I said: & # 39; my spa chair (is) very small & # 39 ;, the woman recalled, insisting that she was not trying to be mean to Lewis, who is overweight.
Bui had to pull the line, she said, after another major customer was suspected of breaking a salon chair earlier.
Lewis complained that she had seen another large person a week earlier in the salon and said her denial was personal.
& # 39; It was as if, very disrespectful, & # 39; Lewis said. & # 39; I thought it was discrimination. & # 39;
Lewis (above) complained that she had seen another large person in the salon a week earlier and said her denial was personal. & # 39; It was as if, very disrespectful, & # 39; Lewis said. & # 39; I thought it was discrimination & # 39;
A woman who picked up the phone in the salon denied that it was the same establishment when DailyMail.com contacted.
The salon is located in an inconspicuous strip shopping center, sandwiched between PJ's Fish and Chicken and Greens Tobacco Shop.
The law was legally on the side of the salon.
& # 39; It is a private company. Someone can deny a person for any reason, as long as they are not protected, & # 39 ;, New York lawyer Julie Hyman, who does not represent Lewis, tells DailyMail.com.
Hyman pointed to the case against Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, who appeared to have discriminated against a gay couple when it refused to sell them a cake for their wedding in July 2012.
& # 39; I don't know if I chose that option, & # 39; Hyman added. & # 39; Sometimes the chair is meant to die. & # 39;
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