Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

No doubt next week's installment of this column will pull something from the Labor Day weekend, with God-knows-how-many pendejos of all races visiting Taco Bell to soak up booze. If we find enough, maybe a roundup ala The Smoking Gun. But for this week, something more serious: Taco Bell settled a civil lawsuit accusing it of sexual harassment. From Memphis:

Taco Bell Corp. has agreed to settle a sexual harassment complaint stemming from allegations that two teenage employees were raped at a Tennessee restaurant.

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Taco Bell agreed to pay two 16-year-old employees in Memphis a total of $350,000.

The commission said Monday that one of them was assaulted on her first day at work and the other had been raped earlier.

Officials say their supervisor, Terence E. Davis, pleaded guilty this year to rape and is serving eight years in prison.

Taco Bell has agreed to conduct training on the prevention of workplace harassment in the greater Memphis area.

Maybe Starbucks will follow suit?


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