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Did Le Bilboquet discriminate against Dominique?

Atlanta, Georgia – Former NBA All-Star, Dominique Wilkins, caused a media frenzy over the weekend after tweeting that he was discriminated against by the Buckhead restaurant, Le Bilboquet. “In my many years in the world, I’ve eaten at some of the greatest restaurants in the world, but never have I felt prejudice or been turned away because of the color of my skin, until today in #atlanta In @LeBilboquetAtl #turnedawaybecauseimblack.

Le Bilboquet responded and insisted that the only reason why Dominque was denied entry to the restaurant was because he did not meet the dress code. “We want to apologize to Mr. Wilkins for his experience at our restaurant and also for any confusion our dress code may have caused. We in no way intended for him to feel unwanted, and welcome an open dialogue with him. Our upscale dining experience and our brand’s culture is made up of multiple elements, which include our music, our food and our patrons’ attire. We continue to strive to manifest our dining experience in a way that is exciting and most importantly, inclusive.”

Before settling with the most previous stated apology, Le Bilboquet posted various other statements on Instagram and erasing them:

On Le Bilboquet’s website the dress code policy is posted and states, “Collared shirts are suggested for gentlemen. Casualwear including baseball caps, flip-flops, slides, excessively revealing clothing, cut-offs, sweat pants and athletic attire are considered too informal for the dining experience we provide at Le Bilboquet.”

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Miles J. Edwards

Born with a little California Love, and raised with a little SouthernPlayalisticCadillacFunkyMusic.

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