Short dresses and malls dont mix!August 14th, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): A 20-year-old student from Eastern Kentucky University has hired an attorney after she was asked to leave a mall by security guard because her dress was deemed too short.
Kymberly Clem wore the dress after purchasing it from the mall in Richmond but just a few minutes later, a security guard approached her and expressed concerns over the length of the garment.
According to MyFOXBoston, the guard told her that several female patrons had complained that she was disrupting their shopping experience because their husbands were checking her out.
He made me turn all the way around while he stared me up and down. The only thing he said was that other people didnt like the way I looked, so he wanted me to leave, Fox News quoted her, as telling the Richmond Register.
Clems sister Kendra said that the dress was short, but it was not revealing any of her private body parts.
Clem has not yet filed suit against any entity, but she has hired local defense attorney Wes Browne to represent her in a possible case.
Were in the beginning stages and are reviewing her legal options, Browne said.
Meanwhile, Clem said she will be using her experience as a way to raise awareness about discrimination.
I want to speak for everybody else who has been discriminated against but has never said anything. I want them to apologize and let them know that in this day and age, a woman has a right to wear what she wants, she said. (ANI)
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