Rayon McIntosh Plans to Take "Civil Action" Against McDonald's After Metal Rod Beatdown

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As we reported earlier, McDonald's employee Rayon McIntosh was cleared of all charges stemming from the infamous beating of two customers who charged at him behind the counter at the fast food chain's West Village location in October. A grand jury ruled that McIntosh was provoked by the two women, citing the graphic viral video of the event as evidence. DNAinfo spoke with McIntosh over the phone after his release from Rikers Island, and he said he feels "elated" and "splendid." He also said he wants to sue McDonald's.

McIntosh was fired after the incident and plans to take "civil action" against the chain, citing a lack of security at the busy West 3rd Street restaurant. "We were begging them to get security...The McDonald's itself is a problematic store. It has a high, concentrated number of people every day...In the Village, it's crazy."

DNAinfo spoke with a McDonald's USA representative who said they had security working on weekends at the location. After the October 13th incident, which happened early on a Thursday morning, they added security on Wednesday nights as well.

Without the aid of the camera phone video captured by a customer, McIntosh may not have had a case. If you haven't seen the footage yet, take a look. (Warning, it's pretty damn gruesome):

In regards to the video, McIntosh said, "Whoever that person was who got those shots and uploaded them, may God bless him."

God bless us, everyone.

McDonald's Beating Cook Rayon McIntosh 'Elated' to be Free [DNAinfo]

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CorporateBrother
CorporateBrother

I completely agree with letting Mr. McIntosh go without any charges. Some females hit men, spit on men and do all kind of unsavory things and expect nothing to happen or if a guy does hit them back, then they will throw his character as a man in his face. NOT!!!!  Justice was served...

Epac
Epac

McD's will probably settle with him for an undisclosed sum (i.e. - $100 worth of meal-deals).

scallywag
scallywag

What made the case difficult was the fact that Mr McIntosh already had a criminal record and whether one likes to admit it or not he is a man of color. Men of color in NYC, especially those who are in the position of receiving lowly wages (as was the case here) are implicitly frowned by a society that dismisses such individuals as replaceable cogs of business and to be suspected. What also complicated the case is the fact that Mr McIntosh assaulted women which in a chivalrous induced culture immediately counted against him. But what probably assisted him in the end, at the risk of offending different parties was that the individuals who first attacked him were 2 black women, black women who were by their admittedly obnoxious behavior filling a negative stereotype that exists of colored uneducated women. Had these two women been white one can wonder instead of Mr McIntosh getting ready to be released from Rikers Island prison this Friday night he instead would be settling in for another 15 years.http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011/...

BlackHeywood
BlackHeywood

McJustice was served I hope he sues the shit out of Mickey's D's. I never ate that crap and now never will. Best wishes Mr. McIntosh. Those women behaved like ghetto animals and was handled accordingly. The Grand Jury did the right thing. Good luck Mr.McIntosh with your future.

Shizuppy
Shizuppy

McDonalds should rehire the guy.  He's better security than some shmuck guard.

Phoenix Ares
Phoenix Ares

Sorry but these "sistas" had it coming.   One of the women threw a punch at the dude; she started it.  It's easy to say "Turn the other cheek".  NOT. 

Like most people I don't support a man who strikes a woman.  HOWEVER…there are some times when a guy fighting back is justified.  There are members of my sex out there who believe just because they are women that gives them the blanket green light to strike any one.  I've seen them do it.  Most men probably would turn the other cheek and that's fine.  But some simply won't play this shit, and nor should they. If someone strikes you in my belief you have the right to strike back.  Screw your sex.  

Okay the dude could've stopped wailing once he knocked these women's lights out. But he probably snapped at that point and people have tolerance limits. Bottom line, these two got what they had coming.  I've no sympathy for either of them.  As for the wannabe "man-woman" that hopped the counter…well, if you want to act like a dude then be prepared to possibly get a beat down LIKE A DUDE. 

Black women like this make it hard for decent sisters who don't act like this.

One thing is for certain; I guarantee both of these women will think long and hard next time before stirring up shit from their side of the counter.  They will simply place their orders then shut the fuck up and get their damn food.

And then either sit their asses down and eat or leave with it.

bwahahaa
bwahahaa

Those women need to have restraining orders against them..  Rayon should get a promotion. Whoever the idiot was that fired Rayon should have to serve the restraining orders to those women...

skooker69
skooker69

would have been better if it was a white cashier beating a jungle smelling trash like the both of them were

srichey321
srichey321

It's not complicated. Treat the person behind the counter like a human being  In fact, act with decency in public.  I don't condone violence, but I remember being treated like a dog when I had to deal with the public. I wanted to do the same thing that guy did. 

Seydurah Avevmoi
Seydurah Avevmoi

I truly hope a CELEBRATED attorney takes his case pro bono. It may sound wrong but those women got what they deserved. Society yells about people being released from prison and not becoming viable members of society. Well, Mr. McIntosh was on his way to doing that. He HAD secured a job AND HE was assaulted while on duty. Fired because he defended himself. If a woman did the same thing as Mr. McIntosh, she would be celebrated by every organization around. Very ugly double standard.

Symone
Symone

I was not aware that Rayon was cleared and to that I say "Hell yeah"!

I knew those two women had probably been in trouble before and sure enough they had!

The Writer to Be Named Later
The Writer to Be Named Later

Those "girls" got what they deserved.  You want to act like men, take a beating like one.  He cracked the skull of the bull-dyke who jumped over the counter.  Brings a smile to my face.  They deserved it all!!!

cayers4042
cayers4042

@CorporateBrother 

With a side order of McNuggets!

(Phoenix Ares)

okalrightitzmyne
okalrightitzmyne

@skooker69 Racist much there little fella... LMAO you are Pathetic 

Symone
Symone

Right! They went in looking for a fight and left with a few lumps upside the head,so they got what they were looking for and then some.....

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