A legal storm brews as a lesbian couple files a lawsuit against an Australian casino chain. The couple, Sharon Cosgrove, aged 59, and her partner, allege that they were unfairly targeted and arrested after sharing a light kiss at the Crown casino’s Victoria location. This 2019 incident has now escalated into a Supreme Court complaint.
Accusations of Discrimination and Excessive Force
The couple claims they were forcibly restrained and handcuffed, following an initial accusation of intoxication by security guards, which they refute. They assert that the real reason for their treatment was sexual discrimination. The complaint details a series of events where they were harassed, excessively restrained, and eventually taken into custody. Now, they are seeking damages for both physical and psychological injuries, including a fractured foot and mental anguish.
Legal Repercussions and a Fight for Justice
This case has garnered the attention of public liability attorney, Oliver Robertson, who emphasizes the irreversible harm caused to his clients. The lawsuit targets not only the casino but also the State of Victoria, implicating Victoria Police officers in the alleged mistreatment. Crown Casino, Victoria Police, and G4S, a security company involved, have refrained from commenting on the ongoing legal matter.