September 16, 2014 12:02 am -

[su_right_ad]In the same news cycle where black actress Daniele Watts was falsely accused of being a hooker, three black women at a New York hotel had the same experience.

In an interview with AlterNet, New York City lawyerKantaki Washington claimed that she and two friends — all three black women — were having drinks at the Standard Hotel bar in the Meatpacking District back in August when security approached them and accused them of “soliciting.”

At first, Washington said she did not know what the man meant, asking him, “Soliciting what?” When he persists, she said she replied, “Dude, I’m a lawyer and these women are educators. Why the hell would I be in here soliciting prostitution?”

Following the incident, Washington received an email from the hotel offering her a bottle of champagne and dinner for four at The Standard Grill as an apology with not addressing the specifics of the offense. She told the site she believes she and her friends were racially profiled.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to Three Black Women Falsely Accused Of Prostitution At New York Hotel

  1. whatthe46 September 16th, 2014 at 1:08 am

    so it continues. not only is it cause for concern if you’re a black woman with a white man, who just so happens to be your boyfriend, that you must be a protitute, but, its not fathomable for a white man to comprehend that 3 black women can sit together and enjoy girl time with a drink in a bar, without being considered a protitute. fk the fact that either of them could possibly be very well educated. as it must be unheard of.

  2. Skydog2 September 16th, 2014 at 4:07 am

    How long before a lawsuit is filed? It’s never a good idea to mess with an attorney.

    • rg9rts September 16th, 2014 at 4:52 am

      Will have to sue the outsourced security company

  3. Skydog2 September 16th, 2014 at 4:08 am

    “In the same news cycle where …..” – Huh? This happened a month ago.

  4. Tommy6860 September 16th, 2014 at 4:39 am

    Well, had they been with three white dudes, the handcuffs would have been used..

  5. rg9rts September 16th, 2014 at 4:52 am

    You missed the most important part…the hotel says that the hotel detective was a contract worker so the hotel is not responsible ….therefore no apology

  6. alwaysthink September 16th, 2014 at 5:05 am

    It also happens to white women all the time also. My friends and I all have stories as I’m sure most attractive, young women who are out in the world.

    The fools in hotel “security” go after businesswomen all the time.

  7. Denise September 16th, 2014 at 11:44 am

    cuz hookers are always finely attired in business suits!