NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A member of one of the city's most famous families is considering taking legal action after receiving a restaurant receipt with a racial slur on it.
Aaron Neville's niece, Liryca Neville, said she received the receipt after eating at Huck Finn's café on Decatur Street. She said the incident is an example of institutionalized racism.
The slur was apparently in response to a discount on a meal because someone in Neville's party did not like her catfish. Neville's mother posted a picture of the receipt Thursday on her Facebook page. The family said it was immediately shared and quickly went viral.
At a news conference Friday, Neville and her attorney questioned whether this is the first time something like this has happened. They're now considering taking legal action and they're asking for a face-to-face public apology from the waiter and the restaurant owners.
Huck Finn's released the following statement: