A Black couple is suing a popular Memphis restaurant for $1 million sfter the white manager accused them of smelling like weed and forced them to leave, according to a federal lawsuit.

What Happened: A Black couple from Mississippi who were visiting family in Tennessee denied they smelled like weed but the manager of Houston’s Restaurant insisted. She called a police officer who escorted the pair outside. While outside, a second police officer told the couple the manager “regularly interacted this way towards Black patrons,” the complaint says.

The couple, Dechandria Bass and Dwan Brown filed a $1 million lawsuit on Thursday against the Hillstone Restaurant Group, Inc., the company that …

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