Chef Sues Dude Ranch Owner Who He Says Asked For 'Black People Food'
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Chef Armand Appling claims his former boss Madeleine Pickens asked him to make “black people food” in a lawsuit accusing the luxury resort owner of racial discrimination.
The African-American cook says he was fired in 2014 for complaining about a hostile work environment after witnessing numerous discriminatory incidents at his workplace. He filed the federal lawsuit against Pickens, who is white, in February.
Appling claims Pickens instructed him not to cook “white people food,” allegedly saying guests of the Mustang Monument Wild Horse Eco-Resort, her high-end dude ranch in northeastern Nevada, would rather eat fried chicken, barbecue ribs and corn bread, The Associated Press reported.
Pickens, 69, is a philanthropist and the ex-wife of Oklahoma billionaire energy investor T. Boone Pickens. She is the founder and CEO of Mustang Monument, a “luxury American safari” that encompasses 900 square miles just outside the Ruby Mountains, according to its website. Accommodations in
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