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Chuck E Cheese character groped breast, suit says

By Heather Ratcliffe
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
04/30/2009

ST. LOUIS COUNTY • A woman has filed a lawsuit against Chuck E Cheese, claiming the beloved mouse character at a child-theme restaurant put his paws where they didn’t belong.
Jennifer Sorbello, 22, of Arnold, filed the suit Tuesday in St. Louis County Circuit Court, accusing a man dressed in the mascot costume, William Thigpen, of groping her breast.

The suit says it happened Aug. 2, 2008, at the restaurant at 720 South County Center Way.

"He looked at her, reached out, grabbed her breast and moved along," said Mark Potashnick, Sorbello’s attorney. "Her jaw dropped in shock and disgust."

Her stepfather captured in incident in a photo but didn’t know it until after they reviewed the pictures, the lawyer said.

Sorbello accuses Thigpen and the restaurant of assault, battery and discrimination in public accomm

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Added: May-1-2009 Occurred On: Apr-30-2009
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