Founders out of Detroit beer festival amid lawsuit controversy

Founders out of Detroit beer festival amid lawsuit controversy


3 SUE:..FOUNDERS BREWING HAS DROPPED OUT OF AN UPCOMING BEER FESTIVAL IN DETROIT — AS BACKLASH OVER A LAWSUIT CONTINUES. 3 BRIAN:..NEWS 8’S MARLEE GINTER JOINS US WITH WHAT WE’RE LEARNING — MARLEE? 3 MARLEE:..EARLIER THIS WEEK, A TRANSCRIPT WAS PUBLIC IN THE DETROIT METRO TIMES. IN IT, A MANAGER AT FOUNDERS — DOMINIC RYAN– WAS EVASIVE WHEN ASKED ABOUT A FORMER EMPLOYEE’S RACE. 3 THAT FORMER EMPLOYEE– TRACY EVANS- IS NOW SUING FOUNDERS — CLAIMING HE WAS WATCHED MORE CLOSELY AND DISCIPLINED MORE THAN HIS WHITE-COWORKERS. EVANS, WHO IS BLACK, ALSO SAYS COWOEKERS USED RACIAL SLURS AGAINST HIM. NOW, FOUNDERS HAS BACKED OUT OF THE MICHIGAN BREWERS GUILD DETROIT FALL BEER FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND. 3 ATTORNEYS FOR FOUNDERS RELEASED A STATEMENT TO THE AUTHOR OF THE DETROIT METRO TIMES — SAYING áQUOTE “MR RYAN WAS SIMPLY SAYING THAT HE DOES NOT ASSUME ANYTHING ABOUT INDIVIDIALS’ RACE OR ETHNITICY UNLESS THEY TELL HIM THAT INFORMATION…. ASS ALL DEOPNENTS ARE INSTRUCTED, MR. RYAN WAS DIRECTED NOT TO GUESS, ASSUME, OR SPECULATE IN HIS DEPOSITION.” 3 MARLEE:..FOUNDERS SAYS THEY’RE CONFIDENT THEY’LL “COME OUT ON TOP” IN THE LAWSUIT, AND DENIES ANY ALLEGATIONS F RACISM IN THE WORKPLACE. YOU CAN READ THEIR FULL STATEMENT ON WOOD TV DOT COM. 3

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