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Bourbon Steak Manager Sued for Allegedly Calling Customers “Prostitutes”

A Bourbon Steak diner is suing General Manager Mark Politzer and the Mina Group, which owns the restaurant, for allegedly forcing her and others out of the Georgetown establishment and calling them "prostitutes" and "ladies of the night."

The lawsuit filed by Kathryn Campbell in D.C. Superior Court on April 26 says that she was "improperly physically and emotionally abused and embarrassed" by Politzer upon being seated in the restaurant in April 2010 and "forcibly escorted off the premises." She's seeking $100,000 for medical expenses, loss of income and wages, and personal hardship suffered as a result of the incident. The complaint doesn't specify exact physical injuries.

Politzer, who won a RAMMY award in 2010 for Restaurant Manager of the Year, and the Mina Group declined to comment on the lawsuit. Campbell's lawyer hasn't responded to several requests for comment.

Read the complaint below.

  • Novatronic

    Wow, I know DC is Planet Dowdy, but you have to have some thick crust to accuse someone of being a prostitute.

    Looking forward to the court-ordered auction so's I can snag me a steak-poacher.

  • Wait, What?

    Well, as Bob Marley says "Who da cap fit/ let dem wear it"...

  • Nancy

    Does remind me of the saying "dress for the job you want."

  • IheartSteak

    Well Mark is right. That place is chock full of hookers.

  • Phenomena

    I've been eating there since 2009 and never been called a prostitute. Maybe they were prostitutes especially in the lounge during happy hour because all of the visiting NBA teams stay at the Four Seasons.

  • RestaurantMGR

    I have had guests in my restaurant complain to me about how aggressive the "ladies of the night" are at Bourbon Steak. Own your occupation ladies don't use it as an excuse to ruin some ones name!

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