Shelley Lynn was hired by Keith Handley to work at his McDonald’s franchise in Arroyo Grande, California. He soon fired her — wrongly, she claims, and then pressured her into working at a legal brothel in Nevada. Some time during her stint as a prostitute, she married and then divorced Handley.
Now she’s suing McDonald’s (as well as Handley) on the grounds that McDonald’s shouldn’t have allowed Handley to buy a franchise in the first place. And that their low wages, inadequate grievance system and bad health insurance also contributed to her turning to prostitution. And also their lack of an affirmative action program to help women buy franchises.
She accuses McDonald’s of sex trafficking, negligent supervision and racketeering, blaming them for allowing Handley to run a prostitution ring out of the restaurant (though it’s not clear whether she has any evidence to prove such a ring existed).
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