Girl Ejected From McDonald’s For Using Women’s Toilets As Staff ‘Thought She Was Male’


A teenage girl claims she was kicked out of her local McDonald’s for using the women’s toilets - because staff thought she was a boy.

Short-haired Ny Richardson said she had no proof of her gender when a staff member asked her to show some ID.

The 16-year-old said she was then thrown out before the police were called on her.

Ny, who was visiting the branch in Hull, Yorkshire, said: “I ordered my food and left it with my girlfriend as I went to the toilet.

"When I was in there, someone told me to get out and when I sat back down, the manager came over and told me that I needed to leave because I have been in the girls’ toilet.

"I said to him, ‘Why do I need to leave? I’m a girl, can you not tell by my voice?’

"He then asked me to show some ID, but when I didn’t have any he told me to get out and he rang the police.”

Ny said she was “humiliated in front of the whole restaurant” by the employee, adding: “I think his attitude was disgusting and I’m still angry about it now.”

McDonald’s said Ny was part of a disruptive group who went to the branch and who were asked to leave after causing problems on Tuesday.


Humiliated: Ny claims staff demanded identification to prove she was female (SWNS)

Police confirmed they were called to the outlet after a group of youths Ny was with became involved in an “altercation” with staff.

But Ny insists she did not cause trouble and said it was not the first time she has been treated differently because of her appearance.

Her mother Leigh Richardson defended her daughter, saying: “She is who she is and people need to accept that.

"She shouldn’t have to justify herself to anybody.”

McDonald’s said: “We can confirm a group of individuals were asked to leave our St Andrew’s Quay restaurant, following several complaints about inappropriate behaviour.

"This group has been asked to leave the restaurant on numerous occasions over the past few days, culminating in the police being called on Tuesday evening. These actions have been taken due to unacceptable behaviour only.”

Humberside Police added: “Officers were called to the St Andrew’s Quay branch of McDonald’s following reports a group of youths were being abusive.

"An altercation had ensued between the youths and staff after a customer complained a person they wrongly believed to be male was in the women’s toilets.

"No complaints were made and words of advice were given to all parties.”

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