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Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:34 PM Jun 11

Motown Star Sues Hospital Over Unreal Straitjacket Screw-Up [View all]


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The lead singer of a legendary Motown group has filed a federal lawsuit against a Michigan hospital after he says he was deemed “mentally ill” and restrained against his will by emergency room staff who didn’t believe he was a celebrity.

Alexander Morris of the Four Tops was rushed to the Ascension Oakland-Macomb Hospital in April 2023 with difficulty breathing, chest pain, and a well-documented history of cardiac disease. But after he told a nurse and a security guard that he had security concerns due to his status as a member of the Four Tops, his lawsuit notes, things took a nightmarish turn.

A doctor immediately ordered a psychiatric evaluation and “made the decision to remove him from oxygen… despite his clear symptoms of cardiac distress and significant medical history,” the lawsuit states. Filed Monday in a Michigan federal court, the lawsuit names the hospital and two of its staffers, a nurse and a security guard, as defendants.

Morris alleges that racial discrimination was at the heart of the hospital’s decision to assume he was mentally ill and ignore his very real health issues, “namely a severe heart condition and pneumonia.”

In the lawsuit, he alleges that no attempts were made to verify his identity, and when he “asked if he could prove his identity by showing his identification card… the White male security guard ordered him to ‘sit his Black ass down.’”

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This is horrible XanaDUer2 Jun 11 #1
It doesn't really matter who he is. They didn't listen to his health complaints. onecaliberal Jun 11 #5
Oh, agreed XanaDUer2 Jun 11 #8
Well, they are still touring soldierant Jun 11 #17
Motown stars are like royalty around Detroit JoseBalow Jun 11 #18
Absolutely sickening. niyad Jun 11 #2
i remember this. glad to read followup BlueWaveNeverEnd Jun 11 #3
Unbelievable. Diamond_Dog Jun 11 #4
We do live in upside down world. onecaliberal Jun 11 #7
Sure... From The Ashes Jun 11 #20
Hope he bankrupts these racists malaise Jun 11 #6
Sue the fuck outta those racist employees and make 'em lose their jobs Blue Owl Jun 11 #9
Gasping while black. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Jun 11 #10
well c'mon....they did offer him a $25 gift certificate at Meier's..... bahboo Jun 11 #11
Taking Michigan off of my list of places worth visiting or living PurgedVoter Jun 11 #12
in the past, doctors have been notorious for ignoring/down playing health problems of black women & apparently black men orleans Jun 11 #13
I hope Mr Morris sues And WINS a lawsuit for 50 Million DOLLARS!!!! Racist POS people Trueblue1968 Jun 11 #14
Massive, massive judgement against this hospital. Massive. PatrickforB Jun 11 #15
I'd love to recommend this twice - soldierant Jun 11 #16
Why do these lawsuits take so long to file? Baitball Blogger Jun 11 #19
I don't know about other cases NanaCat Jun 12 #21
That's what guardians and caregivers are for. Baitball Blogger Jun 12 #22
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