McDonalds Strip Search Scandal and Lawsuit
The McDonald's strip search scandal burst onto media headlines
in 2004, when a Kentucky teen in Bullitt County who worked at
the restaurant was stripped, spanked and sodomized in what turned
out to be a telephone hoax.
Because of this incident McDonald's assistant
manager, Donna Jean Summers who was subsequently fired,
was sentenced to one year's probation. Her former fiancé,
Walter Nix, Jr. received a five-year prison sentence for
sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and unlawful imprisonment.
Summers broke off the engagement after viewing the videotape
of the McDonald's strip search in which Nix was directed
by a phone caller impersonating a police officer to perform
sex acts on the teen, Louise Ogborn. Ogborn was 18-years-old
at the time.
Panama City, Florida private prison guard David Stewart was brought
up on charges for having made the phone calls in the hoax. Stewart
was charged with solicitation of sodomy and impersonating a police
officer. In November 2006, a jury acquitted Stewart of all charges
saying they were not convinced that this was not a case of mistaken
Louise Ogborn is now in the process of suing because of the McDonald's
strip search fiasco for a reported $200 million. Ogborn is claiming
that McDonald's did not do enough to protect her and knew about
the existence of the hoaxes and failed to warn its employees.
The fast food chain is claiming no responsibility for the strip
search incident. A trial date has not yet been set.