Ex-Councilwoman Monica Conyers sues McDonalds after cutting finger


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

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.

  • Allison Woods-Perry Westerburg

    What a scumbag.

  • Joe K

    So Moronica Exconyers is at it again. Once a money grabbing ho always a money grabbing ho.

  • Rich Gibson

    Please, Mickey D, defend against this bogus suit. Put her on the stand. Let us watch the meltdown,demonstrating what a wacko she is. It is a show we are all dying for.

  • Syri Simpson

    This could not possibly be her own fault? Like maybe she did not realize she had gained weight, dining at the taxpayers expense: ) I hope she did not get up too quickly to applaud her husband and bang her knee, or get a static shock from the carpeting.

  • falseprophet

    Wow just like a real hustler would do. I would not expect anything less from this ex-con. Haven’t you done enough damage, show some shame for once in your pathetic life. There is still time for redemption in your life.

  • Trexinmichigan

    Must keep name in the news-signed Monica.

  • javierjuanmanuel

    Well considering the insurance industry values losing an arm at about 200k in a work place accident, I think he losing a nail is worth about $50 gift card, and when the gift card runs out she is not allowed back on McD property.

    She should be ashamed, no one did anything reckless or negligent, she just found a way against all odds to hurt herself with a chair. Good job.

    • Curt Love

      Nice 🙂

    • Come on. Monica Conyers is capable of shame?

  • Fred Jones III

    Boo hoo, here’s a band-aid.