Prostitutes beat US woman in Miami hotel: Lawsuit

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 09:24

Newark (US): A woman says she was mistaken for a prostitute at a Miami hotel, but that wasn`t the worst of it.

Anna Burgese says in a federal lawsuit a group of women she believes were prostitutes attacked her in the lobby of South Beach`s W Hotel in January.

She says the women thought she was a competitor infringing on their territory.

Burgese says she was slammed into a wall and thrown to the ground, and the hotel staff let the assailants get away.

The lawsuit filed on Friday in New Jersey accuses the hotel of negligence, saying it offered a "prostitute-friendly environment”.

Burgese`s attorney says Burgese and her husband, a homebuilder, are seeking "sizeable" damages.

A spokesman for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide says the company regrets the incident but declined to comment on the suit.


First Published: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 08:57

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