Hamburger Mary’s patron seeks $1.5 million in damages for alleged injury from drag queen’s breasts

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Tampa | Colorado resident Neldin Molina is seeking $1.5 million in compensatory damages from Hamburger Mary’s and performer “Amanda D’Hod” for an injury she allegedly received from the performer’s breasts on May 30, 2015.

According to paperwork filed on Feb. 15, Molina’s lawsuit is brought forth due to Hamburger Mary’s “liability on negligence resulting in personal injuries and willful failure to warn,” as well as the performer’s “cause of action.” The lawsuit notes that Molina is unsure if “Amanda D’Hod” is the performer’s name.

It asserts that on May 30, 2015, Molina and her family members arrived at the Tampa location for a birthday party, her first visit to the popular eatery. It notes that she was not made aware of the evening’s entertainment.

While Molina “was eating her fish ‘n chips dinner, at approximately 8:45 p.m.,” it notes, music began and she overheard another table discussing the upcoming drag show. The lawsuit states that nearly an hour later, Molina turned to see the performer single her out and subsequently approach her at her dining table.

“Defendant Amanda D’Hod walks in front of the plaintiff Neldin Molina and unexpectedly… grabs her head and wiggles her breast against plaintiff’s face and head eight times,” the filing details Molina’s account. It continues by noting that her head and neck were subsequently grabbed by the performer, who “violently” pounded it against her chest “up to nine times.”

Molina’s lawsuit notes that immediately following the alleged incident, she notified the restaurant manager and submitted a complaint. It advises that on June 2, 2015, she visited an emergency room for “excruciating cervical pain and uncontrollable headaches.”

The lawsuit argues that Molina is now at high risk of developing significant complications—including morbidity, mortality and chronic non-malignant pain. It further notes that she is at risk to develop addiction to a controlled substance due to her pain management.

Watermark reached out to Hamburger Mary’s owner Kurt King, who was unable to comment on the lawsuit, as well as the Tampa Bay entertainer who provided no response.

According to documentation filed with Hillsborough County’s 13th Judicial Circuit, Hamburger Mary’s general manager Philip Tracy accepted the complaint on Feb. 22 at the restaurant’s Ybor location. Once served, parties have 20 calendar days to file a written response with the clerk of the court.

 

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