The Real Housewives of Atlanta couple Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are facing serious legal trouble after a shooting outside their restaurant, Old Lady Gang, left a 14-year-old teen injured.
According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, a woman named Tammy Johnson is suing the RHOA stars’ restaurant, the owners of the shopping center where the restaurant is located, and the security team hired by said center.
Tammy claims that back in February 2020 she and her 14-year-old daughter, Kiya Humphries, entered the Camp Creek location of Old Lady Gang. Kiya was quietly standing in the waiting area of the restaurant, “not far from the door,” awaiting seating. That’s when two men entered the establishment and began shooting.
“While waiting to be seated at Old Lady Gang, a man wearing a red tracksuit entered Old Lady Gang and was near the front of the restaurant,” the lawsuit read. “Shortly afterward, a second man entered Old Lady Gang.”
The suit documents continued to explain, “The man wearing the red tracksuit began shooting. Kiya Humphries was shot in the right calf.”
“Kiya Humphries has experienced severe physical and emotional pain and suffering as a result of the gunshot wound, she sustained,” the suit reads. Kiya reportedly suffered a gunshot wound that required outpost medical treatment, including multiple surgeries, therapy, and counseling to heal from the traumatic experience, per Atlanta Black Star.
The family is seeking an unspecified amount for negligence. They claim that Kandi and Todd knew that the restaurant needed more security as the shopping location where the restaurant is located has a history of “recurring violent crimes.”
After the incident, Kandi released a statement expressing her condolences and assuring patrons that she and her restaurant were fully prepared to cooperate with the police.
“My family and I are truly saddened by the unfortunate events that occurred at Old Lady Gang (OLG) Camp Creek, on the evening of February 14th, an evening that was meant to celebrate love, unfortunately turned into something quite different,” Kandi wrote on Instagram.
“Our prayers and thoughts go out to the individuals that were harmed or in any way negatively impacted,” she wrote in the caption. “We are aware that this matter is being actively investigated by law enforcement and we are cooperating with law enforcement to bring to justice those involved.”
This isn’t the first time one of Kandi’s restaurants has been involved in violent incidents.
Just this past September, Kandi’s cousin, Melvin, was shot in the arm at her other restaurant, Blaze Steak and Seafood, after a fight broke out between Melvin and a co-worker.
Kandi’s businesses have been plagued with problems since they began. Blaze was hit with several health violations last year, including “mishandling food” and “cross-contamination,” causing them to close temporarily to fix the issues. They eventually reopened after garnering a higher score from the Georgia Department of Public Health. The original Old Lady Gang location experienced similar situations.
Neither Kandi nor Todd has publicly commented on the lawsuit at this time.
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