T.I. sued by his Atlanta restaurant employees


Rapper, actor and entrepreneur T.I. faces a lawsuit from some of his former employees at Scales 925, his downtown Atlanta restaurant.

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The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta by employees Chrysten Wright, Monique Simms, Kurel Scott, Ongeli McMillan, Whitley Middleton, Sammy Davis, Jenair Perry, Millan Rodrigo, Shomari Davis, Keandra Daniels, DeMarquis Denson, and Cashara Tate against T.I., known in court documents as Clifford Harris Jr., his business partner Charles Hughes, and the restaurant management group.

The plaintiffs have all quit due to factors they allege in their lawsuit, and say the restaurant has refused to give them their final paychecks and "threatened to call the police" when they requested payment owed them.

A restaurant manager said midday Wednesday that a response was being formulated and would be released later.

The suit cites the Fair Labor Standards Act in claiming employees were not paid properly for services rendered.

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Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for accessAtlanta.com.