A Baltimore law business has filed a class action lawsuit against Sesame Place for $25 million, inspired by the now-viral video of the little Black girls who were ignored by costumed amusement park employees. According to 6ABC Action News, the lawsuit against the Sesame Street-inspired park comes from a different family.
The Burns family's father Quinton Burns and daughter Kennedi Burns are seeking $25 million in their discrimination lawsuit against the Amusement Park. Four Sesame Place employees dressed in costume ignored Kennedi when the family came to the park on Fathers Day for a meet and greet.
A law company has released a video that it claims depicts several Sesame Place characters snubbing a 5-year-old Black kid who was recently visiting from Maryland. https://t.co/uhYnNJ1JDp
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. is accused in a $25 million lawsuit alleging that it engages in systematic and horrific race discrimination against children in the operation of Sesame Place Philadelphia.
A Burns lawsuit claims that Sesame Place violated Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which was intended to protect people from racial discrimination in the creation of contracts.
Malcolm Ruff gave a press conference on Wednesday (July 27) where he stated the Burns family entered into a contract when they purchased Sesame Place tickets. The contract was created solely because of the children's race.
According to the complaint, SeaWorlds performers were readily engaged with a large number of similarly-situated white customers.
Sesame Place issued a statement to 6ABC Action News in response to the lawsuit and press conference.
We will review the complaint filed on behalf of Mr. Burns. We look forward to addressing that claim through the established legal process. We are committed to providing a personalized, fair, and enjoyable experience for all our guests.