Newark, NJ | A woman that was expelled from a New Jersey McDonald’s for allegedly breastfeeding her 6-week-old puppy is suing the fast food restaurant chain for $1.1 million dollars.
Although the manager says she was expelled because McDonald’s has a no animal policy, Adele Albright, 32, claims the restaurant manager specifically expelled her because she was breastfeeding in public, an inalienable right in the state of New Jersey explained her lawyer, John O’Keefe.
“Forty-nine states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have laws that specifically allow women to breastfeed in any public or private location,” said her lawyer.
“The law clearly specifies that a mother shall be entitled to breast feed in any location of a place of public accommodation, resort or amusement wherein the mother is otherwise permitted,” he told reporters.
“Whether she is breastfeeding her 8-month-old son, a horse or a chimpanzee is irrelevant,” he added.
Although Miss Albright says she covered herself and sat far away from other customers, owner Steve Owens claims many of his customers have complained and were indisposed by the scene.
“One old lady passed out and had to leave in an ambulance,” said one eyewitness to reporters.
“When I realized it wasn’t a baby but a puppy that was sucking on her tits, I started puking all over myself,” explained another customer.
Although animals are allowed inside all McDonald franchises according to the Americans with Disabilities Act, which allows the use of a service dog by a person with a disability inside any public space, New Jersey state law also allows women to breast feed in any public place as well and the judgment could create a legal precedent admit legal experts.