The 70-something year old white Georgia woman who, along with her son, launched an attack Saturday that many describe as both racist and homophobic, has been charged. Video of the assault, showing her hitting one of the two Black women soldiers in a restaurant, went viral.
Judy Tucker has been charged with battery, The Associated Press reports. She had been taken into custody Saturday and released on $650 bond.
“A Bibb County Sheriff’s report says Judy James Tucker told deputies it all started because she’s white and it was a race issue,” the AP says.
The report says 34-year-old Stephanie Mitchell told deputies that Tucker’s adult son, Robbie, used obscene, sexist language as he told her and 27-year-old Treasure Sharpe to “learn how to park” on Saturday. Then, report says, the Tuckers followed the uniformed women inside, where Robbie Tucker called them “black lesbian b——.”
At one point, Sharpe says “I’m pregnant,” and Robbie Tucker says “Oh really, by her?”
Queerty notes that “Tucker is, er, was the proud owner of Judy Tucker’s Complete Art Restoration. Since the appalling video surfaced, however, she has shut down her website and evidently closed up shop.”
The restaurant has banned Tucker.
“The Cheddar’s restaurant chain sent NBC affiliate station 11alive the following statement: ‘We were appalled by the behavior of the individuals who confronted the two female service members. Such behavior flies in the face of our values and those individuals are no longer welcome in our restaurant,'” The Daily Dot reports.
And Tucker appears to have lost an occasional teaching job.
“Judy Tucker is not currently employed at Mercer University. She has occasionally taught an art class in the past, but will not be teaching at Mercer in the future,” the school told WUSA9.