Popeye's body slams: Video appears to show employee assaulting woman outside restaurant after change

COLUMBIA, Tennessee – Another video from a Popeyes restaurant has gone viral, and this is the subject of police investigation.

Witnesses say an attack on a woman by an employee began after the woman contested a charge against her bill.

A heated argument arose between the customer and several employees, prompting workers to ask the customer to leave restaurant. Employees claim that the woman then used a racist slur.

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Footage shows the woman who walked out of the restaurant, followed closely by several employees, including a man who appears to lift the woman from the ground and slams her quickly on the sidewalk.

The woman's lawyer said the employees' actions were not justified.

"If she said something that she regretted, it does not give an adult man the right to chase her into the parking lot while trying to leave the store, and the body slams a 55-year-old grandmother down the concrete," he said.

The client's attorney also said the woman suffered nine fractures, including six broken ribs and a broken knee.

Police arrested 29-year-old Deriance Hughes, who faces aggravated assault charges.

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