McDonald’s is having a turbulent 2013. There have been several lawsuits and complaints lodged against the corporation in recent months. The latest controversy involves a Brooklyn, New York gospel singer, her precious voice and a shard of glass.
Jacqueline Simpson, 52, has filed a suit against McDonald’s in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Simpson claims a large shard of glass was in a chicken sandwich she purchased from a Manhattan McDonald’s located near World Trade Center. In court documents Simpson alleges she bit the glass and it damaged her singing and speaking voice.
“Now when I sing, I have a hoarse, rattly voice,” she told the New York Post. “I still sing alto, but I can’t sing soprano like I used to.”
Simpson is also a clerk in the New York Attorney General’s Office. She claims the May 2010 incident impacts her ability to effectively perform her job.
“I have to make a lot of calls for work, and I have to tell people that I’m not a man,’’ she said. “Before, that never happened.”
McDonald’s also has other lawsuits and complaints potentially damaging its reputation.
Brazil fined the multi-billion dollar franchise for advertising unhealthy Happy Meals to children. Michigan’s Muslim populace received $700,000 in a settlement after members allege a McDonalds falsely advertised food preparation that violated Islam. Another suit alleges a four-year-old suffered second-degree burns after a cup of hot coffee burned her hand. The child and her grandmother are seeking $4 million in damages.