Former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, who spent 27 months in prison for accepting a bribe, is suing McDonalds for $25,000 after she said she cut her finger and broke her nail on one of its tables.
Conyers said she was at the restaurant inside Detroit Metropolitan Airport on New Year’s Day before she was about to catch a flight to Washington D.C. to attend the swearing-in ceremony of her husband, U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit.
“Plaintiff sat down to eat at a table inside McDonald’s, and grabbed the side of the chair to adjust her seat and pull her chair under the table,” according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Third Circuit Court.
“While pulling herself under the table, Plaintiff felt a sharp pain in the ring finger of her right hand, screamed in pain and jumped out of the seat.”
Conyers claims she has lost the full use of her hand and suffered “extreme pain and anguish.”
In 2011, Conyers cost taxpayers $75,000 after she was sued for having a political opponent fired.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.