McDonaldsMcDonald’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.

  • http://gravatar.com/heavenleiblu heavenleiblu

    The article says that she BIT INTO IT, though. She didn’t miss it.

  • Amy

    Childrens’ skin is more sensitive, so if it was really just freshly brewed and s/he spilled it over her/his hand immediately after, I guess it’s possible.

  • CR

    The vocal cords are part of the respiratory system and protected from any food item (or non-food item in this case) that is swallowed. So unless she went to the hospital to get glass removed from her lungs, it is not likely that the vocal cords were damage by anything she ate.

  • keith

    people are lazy and dont want to earn their own living so they sue for any stupid reason.

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