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Ruth's Chris Steak House manager fired over racial comment

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By Marsha Thompson - bio | email

RIDGELAND, MS (WLBT) - A Texas woman says she is furious over an internal email sent to her accidentally after she requested a party online at an upscale eatery. The general manager of the Ridgeland restaurant has been fired, according to the owners.

Latrenda Watson who lives in Houston, Texas, sent an online request for a private party of 15 to Ruth's Chris Steak House. She wanted to celebrate her mother's birthday there.

The saleswoman replied telling her about the $1,000 deposit for the Oak Room. That email was passed on to her manager, Andy Nesenson. Then it was accidentally sent to Watson in Texas.

This is what the manager said about her party request:

"Another ghetto Saturday party. They really love us don't they. Especially on Saturday. Call her and get her on the books if we have room, and I will take care of the rest. "

Watson, who formerly lived in Clinton,  was shocked when she saw the email.

"My heart dropped" said Watson.

She called Ruth's Chris Steak House and complained. She wants to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else.

Her December 11 party request was cancelled and she says she will never go to that restaurant again.

In a statement to WLBT News, the ownership of Ruth's Chris Steak House said, "It was an unfortunate, isolated situation... This isolated and inappropriate comment does not in anyway reflect who we are as a restaurant."

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