A landlord in Virginia was caught on tape using profane and racist language against a tenant, NBC 12 News reported Monday.
“Now to a story that has many of you sounding off on social media tonight after we posted a recording of a Richmond landlord cursing at his former tenant and even using the N-word after she asked him to make simple home repairs,” anchor Curt Autry reported.
They played a clip of the encounter.
“You’re just another dumb ass n****r I got to go to court with and I go to court every damn day with them,” the landlord, Dean Parsons, reportedly said in the recording.
NBC 12 caught up with the victim.
“The single mother of two says she feared for her life, especially since landlords have the keys to where you sleep at night,” reporter Brent Solomon said.
He interviewed the victim, Winter Whittaker.
“Rodents, fleas … It would leak constantly, in my bedroom, in my living room … The hole inside the house, it was leaking from the gutters,” she said. “That was the final straw for me.”
“I moved here and then five days later, he called me the first B-word,” Whitaker said. “For five months, I continuously was abused with the B-word every time I called him about a complaint.”
Parsons manages 250 single-family homes and 125 apartments in the Richmond area.
UK travel giant Thomas Cook set to collapse: report
Thomas Cook's 178-year existence was reported to be coming to an end on Monday after the British travel firm struggled to find private investment to keep it afloat, potentially affecting thousands of holidaymakers.
The operator has said it needs £200 million ($250 million) or else it will face administration, which could affect 600,000 holidaymakers and require Britain's largest peacetime repatriation.
A source close to the negotiations told AFP that the company had failed to find the cash from private investors and would collapse unless the government intervened.
But ministers are unlikely to step in due to worries about the pioneering operator's longer-term viability, the Times reported, leaving it on the brink.
‘We are the people’: Watch Billy Porter get a standing ovation for his passionate speech at the Emmys
In a powerful and passionate speech accepting his Emmy, "Pose" actor Billy Porter showered the audience with love and proudly reminded all of their right to belong and be loved.
"Oh, my God. God bless you all! The category is love, y'all, love!" Porter exclaimed.
The epic FX show "Pose" depicts Black and Latinos in the LGBTQ ballroom culture of New York City in the 1980s in the first season and the early 1990s in the second season.
"I am so overwhelmed and so overjoyed to have lived long enough to see this day," he said. "James Baldwin wrote, 'It took many years of vomiting up the filth I was taught about myself and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.' I have the right. You have the right. We all have the right."
Paris show of King Tutankhamun artifacts set new record with 1.42 million visitors
A blockbuster Tutankhamun show set a new all-time French record Sunday, with 1.42 million visitors flocking to see the exhibition in Paris, the organisers said.
The turnout beat the previous record set by another Tutankhamun show billed as the "exhibition of the century" in 1967, when 1.24 million queued to see "Tutankhamun and His Times" at the Petit Palais.
"Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" -- which has been described as a "once in a generation" show -- will open in London in November.
The last time a show of comparable size about the boy king opened there in 1972 it sparked "Tutmania", with 1.6 million people thronging the British Museum.