Teen’s Mother Sues California McDonald’s After Vicious Attack

The outraged mother of a 13-year-old who was horrifically beaten in a Southern California McDonald’s filed a lawsuit against the restaurant chain and the accused attacker.

Along with McDonald’s, suspect Ariana Lauifi is named in relation to the shocking incident that unfolded in Harbor City in September. Mother Angelina Gray said restaurant employees and management only watched as her daughter, Kassidy Jones, was attacked by an adult.

Gray said she is “heartbroken that my innocent daughter was beaten. McDonald’s staff and managers did nothing to intervene. They all stood and watched.”

The teenager said she and her friends stopped by McDonald’s on Sept. 6 while walking home from school. That was when she encountered the unknown woman who allegedly attacked her.

The suspect allegedly asked the girl what she was looking at before saying, “I fight kids. I fight you.” The 13-year-old was videotaped being pulled by her hair, dragged on the floor and repeatedly struck by the much larger woman.

The victim told investigators she had never seen the suspect before that day.

The onlookers can be heard yelling in the video that went viral on social media, and many bystanders simply recorded the attack on their phones. Apparently the only person who attempted to intervene was a man who was at the restaurant with the suspect.

Kassidy’s mother took her daughter to the hospital after the attack, and she was photographed with apparent bruises and swelling on her face. The 31-year-old suspect was arrested on Sept. 28 on suspicion of felony child abuse.

Harbor City McDonald’s owner/operator Tawnie Blade told Fox News Digital in a statement that management was “horrified to learn about this violent attack…Employees called police when the fight began, and we worked closely with local law enforcement to help with their investigation.”

The family’s attorney, however, has a markedly different take on the situation.

Toni Jaramilla said the restaurant “has an obligation to provide a clean and safe place for its customers to dine.” She said the child’s injuries should never have happened and Kassidy should have been assisted after being attacked.