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professordraw
10-05-2007, 11:23 PM
yall remember the story of the girl that was at mcdonalds when a man called the restaurant claiming he was a cop? if you don't, here's the major points:

man called mcdonalds claiming one of the assistants reportedly stole a purse.
manager takes female assistant in back office, while keeping communication with 'officer' on the phone.
manager is instructed to check the belongings of the girl, and have her strip naked.
manager has to leave to monitor store, then calls her fiance in to take guard of the girl and the situation. manager passes phone and discussion with 'officer' to fiance.
man on phone instructs fiance to have girl do jumping jacks and jog in place while totally naked.
man on phone suggests that fiance should put the girl over his lap, and spank her naked. he does.
man on phone suggests that girl should give the fiance fellatio. she does.


anyways, the girl sued mcdonalds for 220 million. verdict recently came out... girl is awarded 6 million. manager is awarded 1 million.

professordraw
10-05-2007, 11:23 PM
Strip-Search Case Victim Awarded $6.1 Million
An Extra Shift Led to a Terrifying Strip-Search and a Civil Suit
Oct. 5, 2007 —

It was the shocking story and unbelievable surveillance video that riveted the nation. Today a jury in Bullitt County, Ky., awarded Louise Ogborn $5 million in punitive damages and $1.1 million in compensatory damages and expenses.

In 2004, Ogborn, then an 18-year-old McDonald's employee, was humiliated and forced to strip and then perform a sexual act in the back office during her workday.

This horrifying ordeal changed Ogborn's life forever and put McDonald's on trial for its alleged failure to warn employees that a hoax caller was on the loose. Ogborn was seeking $200 million in damages in the closely watched civil trial that concluded today.

Watch the story tonight on "20/20" at 10 p.m. EDT.

Ogborn was always willing to take on extra shifts at McDonald's in Mount Washington, Ky. Ogborn's mother had health problems and had recently lost her job, so the 18-year-old did whatever she could to help make ends meet.

On April 9, 2004, Ogborn offered to work through the restaurant's evening rush, trying to be helpful and make a few extra dollars.

"I was just going to eat and then clock back in and help until somebody else came along that could help," she said.

But Ogborn couldn't have known that her noble gesture would turn into a terrifying ordeal that she says will haunt her for the rest of her life.


A Startling Accusation

Ogborn was called into assistant manager Donna Summers' cramped office and told that Summers was on the telephone with a police officer.

"She said, 'Here she is. This is the girl you described,'" said Ogborn. "She told me to shut the door."

Summers told Ogborn that the officer on the phone had their store manager on the other line and that he had described her and accused her of stealing a purse from a customer.

"I was like, 'Donna, I've never done anything wrong,'" Ogborn said. "I could never steal I could never do anything like that. I don't have it in me."

But inside the back office, which had now become an "interrogation room," Ogborn's protests fell on deaf ears.

"She said, 'Well, they said it was a little girl that looked like you in a McDonald's uniform, so it had to be you.'"

It was Ogborn's word against the accusation of a man claiming to be a cop, and she was given a choice: submit to a search or be escorted to the police station.


Listening to 'the Voice'

Ogborn was told to empty her pockets and surrender her car keys and cell phone, which she did. Then the caller demanded that Summers have Ogborn remove her clothes even her underwear leaving her with just a small, dirty apron to cover her naked body.

Summers says she never second-guessed what she was being asked to do, as she firmly believed the person she was talking to was a police officer. Ogborn says she trusted her manager to do what was right.

Because it was a busy Friday night, Summers had to leave the office to check on the restaurant. The man on the phone demanded that another employee be left to watch Ogborn until the police arrived and Summers chose 27-year-old Jason Bradley.

"He [Bradley] takes the phone and they're telling him to have me do certain things and drop the apron," she said. "He wouldn't have any part of it."

Bradley walked out in disgust, leaving Summers with no one to watch Ogborn. Then the caller made an odd request, asking Summers to call her fiancé to have him watch the girl.

Summers says she did as she was told.

"I honestly thought he was a police officer and what I was doing was the right thing," Summers said. "I thought I was doing what I was supposed to be doing."

Surveillance video shows Ogborn broke down in tears.


Two Hours of Torment

Within 15 minutes, Summers' fiancé, Walter Nix, entered the office where Ogborn tugged at the small apron that barely covered her top and exposed her legs up to her buttocks.

Again, Summers says she didn't question the caller and completely trusted her fiancé to be left alone with the girl.

Ogborn says she wanted to run, but that it would have been too humiliating to run through the restaurant naked.

Nix, a 43-year-old exterminator, began following the caller's commands, ordering Ogborn to drop her apron, bend over and stand on a chair.

Then as ridiculous as it sounds he told her to do jumping jacks to shake loose anything she might be hiding. Ogborn says that was just the beginning of two more hours of torment.

The demands became more and more bizarre. When Ogborn says that when she failed to address Nix as "sir," the caller tells him to hit her violently on the buttocks over and over. At one point on the video, Ogborn was "spanked" for almost 10 full minutes.

"He told me I was asking too many questions, so he was told to hit me," she said. "I just said, 'Please don't do this.'"

By the end, red welts could be seen on the woman's body.

During it all, Summers periodically came back to the office, and each time, Nix threw the apron at Ogborn, telling her to stay quiet.

"I begged her every time she came in the room," Ogborn said. "'Get me out of here. Please get me out of here."

Ogborn says she even asked the assistant manager to call the police, but each time, she says, Summers told her, "No, we're still waiting for the cop."

Summers denies Ogborn ever asked her to call the police or that the girl pleaded with her.

Ogborn says that after more than three hours of dehumanizing treatment, Nix again on the instructions of the caller forced Ogborn to perform a sexual act.

The caller then told Nix to hand the phone back to Summers and instructed her to bring in someone else.

This time, she had Thomas Simms, a 58-year-old maintenance man who worked at the restaurant, get on the phone with the caller, but Simms refused to comply with the caller's strange demands.

"Tom told me, 'This man is asking & for her to drop her apron so I can see her without the apron,'" she recalled. "And I said, 'Do what?'"

Summers frantically called her manager, Lisa Siddons, who the caller claimed had been on the other line all along. But when Siddons answered her phone, she said she'd been sleeping.

It was then that Summers realized she'd been had.

professordraw
10-05-2007, 11:26 PM
A Decade of Calls

When Mount Washington Police Detective Buddy Stump arrived at the restaurant, he had Nix arrested and began the process of trying to figure out who the caller was.

"The first thing I thought about was & this has got to be somebody on a pay phone," he said. "Maybe over [at] Winn Dixie and they're getting their jollies off at watching all the action and the police roll in."

But thanks to an Internet search by his chief of police, Stump discovered that calls like this have been going on for more than 10 years. Ogborn, it turns out, was only the latest in a long line of victims.

After a McDonald's employee used the "*69" feature to get a telephone number for the caller, Stump learned the call had been made from a supermarket pay phone  in Panama City, Fla.

Stump discovered that the call was made with an AT&T calling card and, upon learning that the biggest seller of those cards in Panama City is Wal-Mart, he contacted local police for help.

It turned out that the Panama City Police Department had received several calls about investigations in multiple states for similar incidents.

At a McDonald's in Hinesville, Ga., a caller convinced a 55-year-old janitor to do a cavity search of a 19-year-old cashier, while in Fargo, N.D., a manager at a local Burger King strip-searched a 17-year-old female employee.

In Phoenix, a caller had a Taco Bell manager pick out a customer and then strip-search her. And police in Massachusetts had been looking for a man who called three Wendy's restaurants near Boston in a single day.

Stump was put in touch with Vic Flaherty, a detective in West Bridgewater, Mass., investigating the Wendy's calls.

Flaherty told Stump he had traced the card's purchase to the exact time the caller bought it, but as luck would have it, the security cameras were pointed toward the front doors not the registers and didn't capture the sale.


The Big Break

The detectives caught a break when they say they discovered the calling card used in the Kentucky incident was purchased at a different Wal-Mart than the one in the Massachusetts case. This time, the cameras in the store were trained on the cash registers.

"We can see the card go across the scanner we see everything," said Flaherty. "But now we see an individual. We don't know who that is."

When detectives go back to the first surveillance tape to try and match up the face, they say they believe it is the same man and notice something else he's wearing a uniform.

The uniform is that of CCA Corrections Corporation of America a private prison company that runs a jail in Panama City. The warden identified the man in the video as one of his prison guards 38-year-old David Stewart.

According to police, a search of Stewart's trailer revealed guns, police paraphernalia and training manuals. Police also discovered that Stewart had attended a local police academy and even volunteered as a deputy with a small police department in western Florida.

"It's like a sigh of relief," Flaherty said. "It's been a long time, now you actually have a name to a face."

Stewart was extradited to Kentucky and charged with solicitation of sodomy and impersonating a police officer, and pleaded not guilty.


The Calls Stop

Clinical psychologist Jeff Gardere says the caller's actions were likely a way to feed a God-like complex by manipulating his victims emotionally, physically and sexually. He calls it "virtual voyeurism."

Gardere goes on to say that it was no accident that the caller was targeting fast food restaurants.

"Everything is by the book," he explained. "This is how you serve it. This is exactly how you do it. You follow the book  you're OK. I believe he picked fast food restaurants because he knew, once you got them away from that book, once it was something outside the manual or the procedures, they would be lost."

Nix was sentenced in March, 2006 to five years in prison. He pleaded guilty to sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and unlawful imprisonment. Nix testified that he thought he was following an officer's orders.

Donna Summers was fired after the incident. She was charged with unlawful imprisonment, and was sentenced to probation after entering an Alford plea a type of guilty plea in which a person does not admit guilt, but acknowledges the evidence is sufficient for a conviction. She broke off her engagement to Nix after viewing the surveillance tapes. Summers also sued McDonald's and was awarded $1 million in punitive damages and $100,000 in compensatory damages.

In a statement, McDonald's said, "We take this matter very seriously and through our training try very hard to warn employees about such schemes."

McDonald's training manual does include a section that cautions employees that "no legitimate law enforcement agency would ever ask you to conduct such a search."

But none of the employees ABC News spoke with at the Mount Washington, Ky., McDonald's say they recall seeing the warning.


The Criminal Trial

Before the civil case being decided this week, there was a criminal trial in the fall of 2006. David Stewart was accused of masterminding the bizarre and elaborate hoax and faced a possible 15 years in prison on charges ranging from solicitation of sodomy, to impersonating a police officer. Stewart sat impassively in the courtroom as witnesses recounted the events of that fateful night in April 2004.

The jury then witnessed firsthand the ordeal that Ogborn had gone through as they silently watched the surveillance video. Throughout the trial, defense attorney Steve Romines maintained that police had caught the wrong man, that his client was "the fall guy."

When pressed, during an interview with ABC News, on the issue that there was video of Stewart buying the calling card at a Wal-Mart, Romines replied: "That's the key question, was it him?"

Romines also noted that even if one were to find that it was Stewart who had bought the phone cards, it did not prove that it was he who had made the calls to the fast food establishments.

Then a bombshell in the courtroom: Detectives testified that they had recovered a calling card from Stewart's home that they say had been used to call a Burger King in Idaho  the same restaurant at which a female manager received a call instructing her to strip-search a male employee.

That call had been made nearly a year before the call to the McDonald's in Kentucky. Again, Romines argued that this did not prove that he'd made the calls.

In the end, there apparently wasn't enough evidence to convince the jury. After two hours of deliberations, Stewart was found not guilty on all charges.

One thing to consider: Since Stewart's arrest in June 2004, there have been no reported hoax calls to fast food restaurants.


The Civil Trial

Deliberations began yesterday in the closely watched civil case, after 18 days of testimony. The jury was asked to determine whether McDonald's was responsible for the hoax that victimized Louise Ogborn. If they found McDonald's to be responsible, they were then determine how much of the $200 million Ogborn's lawyers asked for should be awarded in damages.

Ogborn and her lawyers maintained that McDonald's failed to warn their employees about the hoax, even though the caller had successfully pulled off the same scam at dozens of its other franchises across the country.

Although the facts were not being disputed and witnesses testified that Ogborn initially suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after the horrific event, the company maintained that it was a series of mistakes and poor judgment by the restaurant's manager and her assistants that led to the incident.

Lawyers for McDonald's tried to convince the jury that if the company's employees had taken note of written policies and a voice mail message sent to the franchise, the workers should have realized it was a hoax.

However, manager Lisa Siddons testified that she had forgotten to mention the voice mail message to her assistant managers because it was vaguely worded and she didn't think it was important.

In one of the most explosive moments from the trial, a psychologist hired by McDonald's testified that Ogborn had "grown in some way" from the horrific incident. Forensic psychologist Alan Friedman, who was paid more than $50,000 by the fast food company, acknowledged that Ogden experienced post-traumatic stress, but asserted that she has grown from the experience and is more assertive and self-reliant than she was before the 3½-hour humiliating ordeal.

Friedman reportedly stated that after interviewing Ogborn and performing a number of tests on her, "It's not the ideal way to come to new growth, but some people grow through their trauma."

When Ogborn's co-counsel asked Friedman if he thought the event would affect Ogborn for the rest of her life, he said, "She will never forget it, but it won't psychologically affect her for the rest of her life."

Before closing arguments, the judge told the jury that it may return punitive damages against McDonald's Corp. if it acted "in reckless disregard for the safety, security and well-being of others, including Ogborn."

Copyright © 2007 ABC News Internet Ventures

dan
10-05-2007, 11:30 PM
shit was just on 20/20 tonight.
wish i could get a hand on the unedited tape

GnGonzalesjoe
10-06-2007, 12:25 AM
pic?

macwal
10-06-2007, 12:39 AM
http://www.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2007/10/06/mn_hoax_kydh103.jpg

Louise Ogborn, left, with her attorney Ann Oldfather, speak to the media in Shepherdsville, Ky. A jury found McDonald's liable in Ogborn's hoax strip search civil suit. Associated Press photo by David Harpe

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/10/05/financial/a110704D42.DTL

LemonadeWasAPopularDrink
10-06-2007, 12:50 AM
http://www.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2007/10/06/mn_hoax_kydh103.jpg


Yes and yes.

Huck
10-06-2007, 01:17 AM
Get naked you beezies.
/federation

LemonadeWasAPopularDrink
10-06-2007, 01:34 AM
Are settlements taxable in the US?

GnGonzalesjoe
10-06-2007, 01:34 AM
million dollar blowjob, super no homo.
edit:
Are settlements taxable in the US?
it depends on what she sued for?

Rollo
10-06-2007, 01:36 AM
not the x rated version...but it gives you an idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFXeXK3szOk

Huck
10-06-2007, 01:37 AM
Are settlements taxable in the US?
Yes. Punitive damages are.

LemonadeWasAPopularDrink
10-06-2007, 01:41 AM
not the x rated version...but it gives you an idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFXeXK3szOk

a)Why is Wayne Newton now interviewing for ABC?
b)Now I know why so many porn stars are from the midwest- most gullible girls ever.

GnGonzalesjoe
10-06-2007, 01:41 AM
not the x rated version...but it gives you an idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFXeXK3szOk
damn people are stupid

Mgmt.
10-06-2007, 02:19 AM
http://www.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2007/10/06/mn_hoax_kydh103.jpg


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/10/05/financial/a110704D42.DTL

Real talk: who didn't try to picture the girl with her hair down and no glasses.

edit: I just saw the video. nm.

Yeager
10-06-2007, 02:31 AM
She's kinda cute in that 20/20 interview (no pedo?)...

militarybrat
10-06-2007, 02:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW9ve5mEtPY

Damn!

mikesmith
10-06-2007, 03:13 AM
Wow $6 mil for being a dumb slut.

Marvulus
10-06-2007, 03:19 AM
Yea, I bet Superhead is jealous as fuck right now.

ladyhiphop
10-06-2007, 07:29 AM
I bet they are all splitting the money.

GoneMad713
10-06-2007, 08:52 AM
thats 6mil from MCdonalds money for soemthing she'd probably end up doing for free at a drunken frat party.seems like a win win

Acid The Great
10-06-2007, 09:02 AM
i'm cuban b

parkerboy
10-06-2007, 09:23 AM
had this not been on video I would've called them all liars.

GoneMad713
10-06-2007, 09:24 AM
liar

Abu Abdul-Qadir
10-06-2007, 09:30 AM
wtf..the same thing happen in 05..this has to be old..lol

adm
10-06-2007, 09:36 AM
Click...click...click...

Mayhem
10-06-2007, 09:46 AM
wtf..the same thing happen in 05..this has to be old..lol

you a DUMB muhfucka.

parkerboy
10-06-2007, 10:33 AM
lol

Mayhem
10-06-2007, 10:55 AM
How you 18 years old and gon fall for some shit like that is what I wanna know.

that's what's wrong with the suburbs man. They dull the senses.

professordraw
10-06-2007, 11:20 AM
thing that was crazy was that the manager also got a meal (sic) outta the ordeal.

oh, and if you saw the 20/20 interview, the girl justifies her actions by saying "i was taught that if an adult tells you do to something, you should do it." with that kinda logic, i wonder if she was destined to be in a compromising position regardless, e.g. what if one of the managers wanted her to do some 'after-hours' work for a promotion?

parkerboy
10-06-2007, 11:33 AM
dude got a blowjob...and they thought they were given instructions from and officer?

what level of dumb must you be? blind obedience huh?

LemonadeWasAPopularDrink
10-06-2007, 12:27 PM
dude got a blowjob...and they thought they were given instructions from and officer?

what level of dumb must you be? blind obedience huh?

My first thought was that this was some sort of retarded plot by the three of them- the manager, the fiancee and the guy on the phone... all to get this girl.

And then the story unfolded and I realized they were all well into the retarded portion of the IQ scale.

parkerboy
10-06-2007, 12:31 PM
My first thought was that this was some sort of retarded plot by the three of them- the manager, the fiancee and the guy on the phone... all to get this girl.



i thought this too. sadly i came to the same conclusion as you did.

mangu
10-06-2007, 01:30 PM
lmao@the 58 year old maintenance man.
Trapped in the closet has nothing on this.

Yeager
10-06-2007, 01:54 PM
I'm kinda disappointed she didn't get more from McDonald's. It's not like 6 mil means anything to them.

Mgmt.
10-06-2007, 02:30 PM
lmao@the 58 year old maintenance man.
Trapped in the closet has nothing on this.

LOL. He wasn't having it at all!

mangu
10-06-2007, 03:34 PM
the fiance is the winner.
head plus a cool million that his wife will share with him.
and she can't even say he cheated on her.
"Sweety I was just following instructions."

dank n' dunks
10-06-2007, 03:43 PM
god fearing kentuckians are retards

professordraw
10-06-2007, 04:12 PM
the fiance is the winner.
head plus a cool million that his wife will share with him.
and she can't even say he cheated on her.
"Sweety I was just following instructions."

she broke up with him after she saw the tape, and what he did to the girl when she stepped out. plus, he's serving a 5yr jail bid for sexual abuse.


Nix was sentenced in March, 2006 to five years in prison. He pleaded guilty to sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and unlawful imprisonment. Nix testified that he thought he was following an officer's orders.

Donna Summers was fired after the incident. She was charged with unlawful imprisonment, and was sentenced to probation after entering an Alford plea a type of guilty plea in which a person does not admit guilt, but acknowledges the evidence is sufficient for a conviction. She broke off her engagement to Nix after viewing the surveillance tapes. Summers also sued McDonald's and was awarded $1 million in punitive damages and $100,000 in compensatory damages.

parkerboy
10-06-2007, 06:42 PM
I dont see how the manager got 1 million. how was anything she did McDonald's fault?

HalfKneegrow
10-06-2007, 07:02 PM
I still think the manager was in on it somehow.

The bitch walked in the room when her fiancee was in there and the girl leaned on her shoulder and said something. "I don't recall that." Bitch, fuck you.

Also, yeah, what in the fuck is she gettin money for? AFTER gettin probation for imprisonment or whatever..


the fiance is the winner.
head plus a cool million that his wife will share with him.
and she can't even say he cheated on her.
"Sweety I was just following instructions."
plus 5 locked up and no more fiancee.

Acid The Great
10-06-2007, 07:02 PM
how the hell did either one of'em get a payday. Once again persoanl responsibility fails.

HalfKneegrow
10-06-2007, 07:03 PM
I think the manager should get time/sued, mcdonald's aint do shit.

Though saying it was a 'growing' experience for the girl that throated old man mcgee is just wrong.

mangu
10-06-2007, 07:55 PM
on some bitch, at your next job don't suck teh cock.

Mayhem
10-06-2007, 08:15 PM
Dude probably hypnotized them with his voice or some shit.

Funk
10-07-2007, 02:04 AM
How you 18 years old and gon fall for some shit like that is what I wanna know.

that's what's wrong with the suburbs man. They dull the senses.
no. everyone one, especially the manager, in that mcd are retarded. too stupid, it might have been some weird setup

Peezey
10-07-2007, 01:24 PM
I wonder if he came in her mouth?

Ghost
10-07-2007, 08:31 PM
^LOL

brigades?
10-07-2007, 09:51 PM
I would like the number 7 please

Blowjob and naked jogging

Abu Abdul-Qadir
10-07-2007, 09:55 PM
hmm..uuuh..eeeh.

Somnambulistfuck
10-07-2007, 10:17 PM
hmm..uuuh..eeeh.
That nigga calling was probably you...

ladyhiphop
10-07-2007, 10:54 PM
I wonder if he came in her mouth?

lol



I'm telling you theyre all splitting the money. Probably even the girls parents.

medi-kate
10-08-2007, 04:08 AM
6 mill for a blow job and some jumping jacks? im not sure what she is so upset about.

tone5000
10-08-2007, 11:02 AM
um...i think she was upset BEFORE the 6 mill

HalfKneegrow
10-08-2007, 02:04 PM
I wonder if he came in her mouth?
i wondered that briefly too.

Somnambulistfuck
10-08-2007, 09:48 PM
6 mill for a blow job and some jumping jacks? im not sure what she is so upset about.
I give ya a twenty-spot for one.


Crisp, too.

Mgmt.
10-08-2007, 10:17 PM
i wondered that briefly too.

I didn't watch all of the video but did she actually suck off the dude for more than 10 seconds??? If so, then WOW gloryhallastupid mr bobdobalina.

bridge
10-09-2007, 04:17 PM
I guess porn stars need to get on it, I think I might start a lil illegal business of havin females give head in back of "mcdonalds" sue them and get bank.

mangu
10-09-2007, 04:35 PM
this could be the script for a porn scene/movie