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Fresh off her gig as host of the 2017 BET Awards, Leslie Jones is making headlines this morning after accusing the Ritz-Carlton of being racist.

One day following the awards show, the comedian suggested via Twitter that the host hotel of the show hates Black people. “Wow was such a great night at the BET awards. But then had THE WORST STAY DO NOT STAY THERE!! THEY DONT LIKE BLACK PEOPLE,” she wrote.

Leslie did not detail why her stay was unpleasant, but the Ritz is now doing some major damage control after the accusations and pleading to speak with the actress.

The hotel responded to Jones’ tweet and asked for her to reach out to them. “We’re very sorry to hear this. We pride ourselves on providing excellent service to all. Please DM us & we’ll look into this right away.”

The hotel also released a statement that read: “Diversity and inclusion are part of the fabric of The Ritz-Carlton’s culture and operations. We remain committed to providing an environment where all feel welcome.”

Meanwhile, the Marriott Hotel is trying to put a bandaid on. They tweeted: “We will be happy to have this addressed.”

Jones has not further commented on the allegations, but it turns out, she isn’t the first time the hotel has been accused of racism.

Back in March 2015, The North Carolina attorney general’s office investigated the North Carolina Ritz for discrimination after they added a 15 percent surcharge for customers during a conference for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.


Gina Torres Confirms Split From Laurence Fishburne After Photos Surface Of Her Kissing Another Man



Well they kept that under the radar. Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne have split, but no one knew until now.

Photos of Torres kissing a mystery man hit the net Tuesday prompting folks to speculate that she was cheating on her husband of 14 years. But, according to Torres the couple have been separated since early fall of last year. The actress confirmed the news to PEOPLE in a statement saying:

“With heavy hearts, Laurence and I quietly separated and began the dissolution of our marriage in the early fall of last year. There are no bad guys here. Only a love story with a different ending than either one of us had expected.”

“Happily, however, our family remains intact and we will continue to raise our daughter together with love and joy and awe. As well as raise each other up with respect and love and the continued understanding that we’re in this together, if not side by side.”

Torres and Fishburne, 56, married in 2002 and share one daughter, Delilah Fishburne. The Black-ish star also has two children from a previous marriage: Montana and Langston Fishburne.

On Tuesday, Page Six posted photos of Torres kissing a new man, who has now been identified as Kevin Wright, an entrepreneur and solar energy investor from Utah who now lives in Southern California. According to the site, Wright was married for 20 years and recently split with his wife.

No word on how long the two have been dating.

In January 2016 Torres still referred to herself as Fishburne’s wife in an interview with Hello Magazine. But in September 2016, Torres told the New York Times that she had quit the USA drama “Suits” after six years partly because “my personal life needed to be tended to.”

It’s now being reported that she will be starring in a “Suits” spinoff slated to debut in 2018. She will also executive produce.


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