WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The attorney for a former North Carolina hospital volunteer whose racially tinged tirade was posted to YouTube says the charge against her has been dropped.
Authorities charged 68-year-old Donna Lorraine Bridger with misdemeanor simple assault for her confrontation with Isaiah Baskins at a hospital on April 14. Baskins said Bridger asked him if he had a job and if he knew what a job was and used the N-word. He recorded part of the confrontation and posted it online.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2bQEXdN) attorney David Freedman said Baskins didn't show up to a Forsyth County courtroom when the case was called Friday.
Freedman said Assistant District Attorney Harold Eustache made a motion to continue the case, but Judge Ted Kazakos denied the motion, and Eustache voluntarily dismissed the charge.
Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com