White Woman Body Slammed in Popeyes Parking Lot After Calling Employees N-Word

The alleged assailant is a 29-year-old man named Deriance Hughes.

Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen sing or logo outside a restaurant wall.

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Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen sing or logo outside a restaurant wall.

A white woman was body slammed in a Popeyes parking lot after she allegedly threw a racial epithet at employees.

The incident took place at a Popeyes restaurant in Columbia, Tennessee. According to witnesses, the woman was attempting to dispute a charge on her bill, leading to a heated argument. Several workers asked her to leave the establishment, but before she left, the woman reportedly called the employees "n****rs." She was then followed to the parking lot by several employees, including a man who picked her up and threw her down on the pavement. 

The exchange and the altercation was caught on video. In the footage, a man off-camera can be heard saying, "You in the wrong place saying the n-word."

Per the police, the alleged attacker is a 29-year-old man named Deriance Hughes. Hughes is currently facing aggravated assault charges. The woman's attorney told the local ABC-affiliate that his client's words don't justify Hughes' response. He claims that the attack caused the woman to suffer nine fractures, including a broken knee and six broken ribs. 

"If she said something that she regrets, it doesn't give a grown man the right to chase her into the parking lot as she is trying to leave the store, and body slam a 55-year-old grandmother down on the concrete," her attorney said. 

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