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A Washington, D.C., author who lost her book deal after tweeting about a black female Metro worker eating is now reportedly suing her publisher for $13 million due to “extreme emotional distress,” in a lawsuit filed Friday.
Natasha Tynes lost her book deal for her novel, “They Called Me Wyatt,” after she posted a since deleted tweet on May 10 complaining about a black female Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority employee eating while on the job. She filed the lawsuit against Rare Bird, her publisher, for $13 million due to induced “extreme emotional stress” and hurting her professional reputation, The Washington Post reported.
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Her now deleted tweet read, “When you’re on your morning commute & see @wmata employee in UNIFORM eating on the train. I thought we were not allowed to eat on the train. This is unacceptable. Hope @wmata responds.”
Tynes, who is Jordanian American, then contacted Rare Bird, explaining that “having not grown up in the United States, the issue of race had not even occurred to her when she...
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