A North Carolina mother says she was kicked out because her daughter was twerking by the pool.
The Charlotte Observer reported that Marshette Foster received an eviction notice from Element SouthPark earlier this month.
The report says Foster has hired an attorney and is challenging the eviction.
A North Carolina woman and her 21-year-old daughter have been evicted from their apartment after complaining about dancing at the resort’s outdoor pool.
Marshette Foster, who resided at Element SouthPark in Charlotte, paying $2,600 a month for two bedrooms, said the apartment’s concierge confronted her daughter on April 30 following reports of twerking on the patio from the pool, The Charlotte Observer reported earlier this month.
In a statement to The Charlotte Observer on May 9, Element SouthPark said they were kicked out due to “extremely unacceptable behavior” by Foster’s daughter and her friends, alleging the group was captured on video “in engaging in acts of public nudity, fighting and other extremely unacceptable behavior.” They added that children were nearby when it happened.
“We pride ourselves on being a diverse community with residents and team members from all walks of life,” said the statement obtained by The Observer.
According to the report, Foster said her daughter – identified as Alanah – apologized to staff, telling them she would stop doing it.
Additionally, Foster told the outlet that the concierge said Alanah had too many guests by the pool, pointing out that they didn’t have the same complaint about the white residents who were also there and their group of guests. This led Alanah’s friend to curse the janitor, she added.
“It’s very embarrassing for me. “I really believe that this residence…they don’t distribute the rules fairly. ” Foster told The Raleigh News and Observer. “You are being discriminated against here.”
However, Foster denied the apartment complex’s claims: “They make us look like sloppy, rude people, that we don’t follow the rules,” she said, according to the outlet.
The Charlotte Observer reported that after Foster received her eviction notice, she hired a lawyer who told her to stay in her apartment past the resort’s deadline to challenge it.
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