Brianna Freeman v. Denny’s (USA)

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In 2011, the corporate owner of Denny’s restaurants reversed its restroom policy in an agreement with a transgender customer and now permits all customers to use restrooms consistent with their gender identities. The agreement, reached in March 2011, was the result of a lawsuit brought by Brianna Freeman against the chain’s Auburn restaurant after Freeman was denied access to the women’s restroom.

Transgender woman reveals difficulties — State — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Maine Denny’s restaurants reverse transgender restroom policy — Lewiston-Auburn — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Brianna Freeman Complaint

3 thoughts on “Brianna Freeman v. Denny’s (USA)

  1. From the Complaint, I’m assuming that he was pre-op (still had his penis) when he was using the women’s restroom at Denny’s. The Complaint is intentionally vague on this issue. Did he or did he not still have his penis when he was using the women’s restroom? I think this is a legitimate question. Sometimes the little latches on the stall doors are broken, and I’ve had women push the stall door open while I was pulling up my panties. If he is pre-op, there is still the possibility that he could expose himself to girls or women. It can’t be completely ruled out. Besides, do people really know what pre-op (still has his penis) males do when they are in women’s restrooms? For all we know, he could be masturbating in the next stall. Seriously, if he is an intact biological male, does anyone know what he is doing in the stall right next to a woman?

    In the comment section of the article, one person makes the following statement which is NOT based on fact.

    “There is no evidence of people dressing as another gender to gain access to bathrooms for nefarious purposes…”

    We know three things:

    (1.) There are far more male registered sex offenders than female sex offenders. It’s 90% male, and all we have to do is look at the crime statistics.
    (2.) Most violent crime is committed by males.
    (3.) Studies that go back decades show that paraphilias are far more common in males.

    Does (1.), (2.), and (3.) change because the male “identifies as a woman”, or wears a dress? No, it doesn’t. This is what they refuse to admit. I’m not saying that males who “identify as women” are more predatory than other males. They aren’t any better either.

    Man dressed as woman tried to take pictures in dorm, police say

    June 24, 2013

    Authorities allege Petersen went to Loma Linda University on June 4 and tried to enter several “students only” areas at a female dormitory. After staff members confronted him, officials say Peterson left the building and headed toward a parking lot, where he was met by security.

    Petersen managed to get inside his vehicle, authorities said, and allegedly struck a security guard while driving away.

    Sheriff’s officials said their investigation revealed Petersen dressed as a woman and went to other “female-only facilities” in Rancho Cucamonga and Yucaipa, where he allegedly tried to take pictures with a cellphone hidden in his purse.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-man-allegedly-dressed-woman-20130624,0,7248055.story

    “Man Disguised as Woman Recorded “Hours” of Mall Restroom Video”

    The suspect was wearing a wig, women’s clothing and bra when he was found in a mall storage area, according to deputies.

    Los Angeles area
    May 16, 2013

    “Charges were filed Tuesday against a man who wore a wig and women’s clothing to disguise himself as he allegedly used a concealed camera to record “hours” of video of women in a Los Angeles-area department store restroom.

    Jason Pomare, 33, of Palmdale, was arrested Saturday after customers contacted security officers at a Macy’s store to report a man in the women’s restroom. The security officers contacted a deputy, who was on patrol at the Antelope Valley Mall when he saw a man matching the subject’s description leave the store.

    When the deputy found the man hiding in a mall storage area, the subject was wearing a wig, women’s clothing and bra, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    “The deputy noticed he was wearing a wig and appeared to have breasts,” said Sgt. Brian Hudson, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    Pomare was charged Tuesday with six counts of unlawful use of a concealed camera for purposes of sexual gratification. After his arrest, investigators said a video camera found in his purse had “hours” of video of women using the restroom inside the store.”

    SOURCE: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Secret-Recording-Store-Mall-antelope-Valley-Palmdale-Restroom-207541101.html

    A man dressed as a woman has been spotted peeping at females and photographing them in a UC Berkeley locker room.

    According to an email just received from the UC Police Department:

    “On Monday, October 4, 2010 at 9:20 p.m. and again on Wednesday,

    October 6, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. a male disguised as a female was discovered in the Recreational Sports Facility women’s locker room. ”

    http://www.eastbayexpress.com/92510/archives/2010/10/12/cross-dressing-peeper-infiltrates-cal-womens-locker-room

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -” Purdue University police are investigating a reported incident in which a man dressed as a woman was seen taking photographs under the wall of a women’s bathroom stall in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. The incident was reported to police about 3:30 p.m. Monday (March 31).

    According to a police report, a woman was in a bathroom stall on the third floor of the building and saw a hand holding a blue flip-phone camera beneath the door. She left the restroom and then returned to confront the person. At that point, she realized the person was a man dressed as a woman.”

    http://www.purdue.edu/police/pdf/2006/033108.pdf

    Police: Man in bra and wig found in women’s bathroom

    by KOMO 4 Staff

    March 16, 2012

    EVERETT, Wash. – A man wearing a bra and wig was arrested Friday after he was spotted in a women’s bathroom at Everett Community College, police said.

    Officers responded to the scene at about 1:30 p.m. after a college staff member said she saw the man go into the women’s rest room and alerted security personnel.

    An investigation found that the suspect had gone into the rest room while two women were inside, according to a police report. The women were later interviewed and said they had no idea that the man was there.

    When police interviewed the man, he claimed that he had gone into the bathroom to use the facilities.

    But the investigating officer noted that the man was wearing a wig and bra. A search also turned up a pair of woman’s panties in his front pocket, according to the police report.

    The man, later identified as Taylor J. Buehler, 18, of Lake Stevens, was placed under arrest.

    He admitted to officers that he was the suspect in an earlier voyeurism incident at Everett Community College on Monday, police said.

    In the earlier incident, he said he took a shower in the girls’ locker room for sexual gratification, acccording to the police report.”

    http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Police-Man-in-bra-and-wig-found-in-women-s-3414089.php

    Cross-dressing sex predator sentenced for Clackamas aquatic park crimes

    A predatory sex offender who dressed as a female and entered the women’s locker room at North Clackamas Aquatic Park was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in jail. Thomas Lee Benson, who was convicted of sexually abusing children 17 years ago, has a long history of dressing as a female and using women’s dressing areas.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2011/10/cross-dressing_sex_predator_se.html

    There are also transgender registered sex offenders like Paul (Paula) Witherspoon. Even after it was revealed that he is a registered sex offender who served time for molesting a girl, transgender activists still believe he has a right to use women’s restrooms.

    A transgender woman who was ticketed for using the women’s restroom at a Dallas hospital says her status as a convicted sex offender should not play a role in the citation.

    http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Transgender-Woman-Convictions-Irrelevant-to-Citation-149923975.html

    Although this happened in a women’s homeless shelter not a women’s restroom, what mother would want her young daughter sharing a restroom with someone like Christopher, “Jessica”, Hambrook?

    Predator who claimed to be transgender declared dangerous offender

    http://www.torontosun.com/2014/02/26/predator-who-claimed-to-be-transgender-declared-dangerous-offender.

    Toronto Sun, February 15, 2014

    TORONTO – A sexual predator who falsely claimed to be transgender and preyed on women at two Toronto shelters was jailed indefinitely on Wednesday. He noted the Montreal man, 37, attacked four vulnerable females between the ages of five and 53 in Montreal and Toronto over the past 12 years. “He has demonstrated from the age of 12 until the present an inability to control his sexual impulses,” said McMahon.

    Justice John McMahon declared Christopher Hambrook — who claimed to be a transgender woman named Jessica — was a dangerous offender”.

  2. “North Little Rock Police arrested 39 year old Scotty Vest for sexual indecency outside a women’s bathroom, near a playground at Burns Park. Vest was arrested Monday after police say he exposed himself and masturbated in front of three children, two are 11 and one is 12, while trying to lure them inside the bathroom. Those three children ran to a group of adults nearby and asked for help. “They came up to me and they were waiving at me and next thing I know they’re running down the hill you know, ‘call the cops, call the cops, there is this man there’s this man dressed up as a woman and he’s playing with himself,’” says Mary Stafford.”

    http://www.cwarkansas.com/mostpopular/story/Update-Friends-of-man-arrested-for-sexual/ehozQqRzrEmKVIfjZgGHLQ.cspx

    Polk County, TN – What happens when a registered sex offender and his cross-dressing boyfriend show up at an elementary school on Grandparent’s Day? Not much. What happens when the sex offender’s cross-dressing boyfriend enters the girl’s restroom to drain the main vein? People get weirded out and start investigating shit. When staff members saw the cross-dresser go into the bathroom, they grew suspicious and checked the school’s sign-in sheet, cross-referenced it with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry and found 49-year-old William Baker’s name in both places. “They were more concentrated on the cross-dresser when it was actually the man with the cross-dresser that shouldn’t have been there,” said Polk County Sheriff’s Detective Brian Fields. Baker was convicted of criminal attempt to commit aggravated sexual battery of a 6-year-old girl back in ’94 and is not allowed near children. Plus, Baker doesn’t even have any young ‘ens enrolled at the school, he and his boyfriend were merely dropping off a neighbor that day and decided to hang around for the festivities. Once Baker and his companion realized they had raised some eyebrows, they left school grounds. Deputies caught up with Baker a few days later and placed him under arrest. He stands accused of violating Tennessee sex offender regulations. Aside from being on school grounds when he shouldn’t have, Baker did nothing illegal. “You don’t want the fox going into the hen house,” said Polk County Director of Schools James Jones. “It’s a safety issue for our children. And the law is very specific about when and how a sex offender can be on school property.”

    http://www.dreamindemon.com/2010/10/08/registered-sex-offender-arrested-after-attending-function-at-elementary-school/

    Hong Kong -” A transvestite man caught dressed as a nurse in the female washroom at a Hong Kong public hospital has been jailed, a news report said Thursday.

    Chung Kai-lun, 29, was found wearing women’s clothes and a surgical mask in the hospital toilet less than a year after being given a suspended sentence for dressing as a schoolgirl in a school canteen.”

    http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1362276.php/Hong_Kong_transvestite_caught_in_nurses_washroom_is_jailed

    “”I wanted to see women naked,” he was quoted as telling investigators. “Dressing up as a woman was a step to do that.”

    http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2003/11/27/Cross-dresser-arrested-in-bath-house/UPI-63871069941991/

    GREENSBURG, Pa. — “A 48-year-old man allegedly dressed as a woman and went into a girls’ locker room at Greensburg Salem High School, “

    http://www.wtae.com/r/3716265/detail.html

    2009 “Richard Rendler, 60, of San Jose, a registered sex offender, found that out on Friday in Campbell, when he was arrested at the PruneYard Shopping Center on misdemeanor loitering charges. Campbell Police Sgt. Dave Carmichael said Rendler was arrested after having been caught in the womens’ restroom of an unnamed store for “several minutes.”

    Police were tipped off to Rendler’s whereabouts shortly before noon on Friday, when a witness called authorities to say a man was getting out of his car wearing fake breasts and a wig and carrying a purse. The witness saw the man near a bank and thought it was a little “weird” to see a man wearing what seemed to be a disguise, Carmichael said.”

    http://www.mercurynews.com/crime/ci_11558044

    According to the Megan’s Law Web site, Render has been previously arrested on charges of child molestation and indecent exposure.”

    http://www.romenews-tribune.com/view/full_story/6822843/article-Rome-man-arrested-in-women’s-bathroom-at-Calhoun-Walmart?instance=home_Most_popular 2010- Georgia -Rome man arrested in women’s bathroom at Calhoun Walmart

    by Calhoun Times

    “A Rome man was released on bond after being arrested for allegedly taking his clothes off in front of children in the women’s restroom of Walmart in Calhoun. Police officers arrived to find Burnes wearing a dark woman’s suit including a short skirt and jacket, black leather coat, black high heals, red nail polish, green eye shadow and women’s jewelry. According to the witness, Burnes had been in the women’s section of the store with his skirt “kicked up showing his white girdle and dark thong underwear.”

    A man has been arrested in Hokkaido for putting on some make-up and a blouse and hanging out in a women’s public toilet:

    “Tsukasa Okazaki, 45, the banker from Monbetsu, Hokkaido, was arrested for trespassing. He admits to the allegations.

    “I wanted people to see me as some sort of weirdo,” he told the police.

    Mission accomplished.”

    http://www.japanprobe.com/2008/04/28/weirdo-arrested/

    Transgendered suspect stole $3G from women in restrooms, cops say

    Posted by the Ocean County Observer on 07/25/06

    BY KIM PREDHAM STAFF WRITER

    LACEY — A transgendered Floridian stole more than $3,000 from women at the Forked River service station, police reported yesterday. Gwendolyn (aka Edward) Scott, 49, of Miami, was arrested Saturday after she was observed at the women’s bathroom at the service station on the Garden State Parkway, State Police Trooper John Steet said.

    The bathroom had been the scene of several thefts, dating back to May 20, Steet said. The suspect would target middle-aged and older women who hooked their purses on the bathroom stall door, he said. Some victims also reported being escorted or directed to a specific stall.

    Generally, they would not notice their purse had been taken until they saw it returning over the stall door, either hitting them in the head or falling to the floor, he said.

    http://www.emorywheel.com/detail.php?n=27437

    “Emory Police Department (EPD) officers arrested “Coco Dorella,” whose legal name is William Frazier, on Sept. 18 at the Dobbs University Center (DUC) for carrying a loaded weapon onto school property.

    Frazier was reported by an Emory staff member, who said that a black male wearing a multicolored mini skirt and a wig had entered the women’s restroom, said Lt. Cheryl Elliott of EPD, adding that the DUC staff had asked him on many occasions not to use the restroom.

    According to EPD reports, the semi-automatic gun had a magazine with seven rounds of ammunition.Frazier also had a box with approximately 37 to 40 rounds of ammunition.”

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2006-12-28/news/tranny-gate/

    Male Transgender sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for assault on woman in women’s restroom:

    “Hagan was convicted in July of punching a fellow bar patron in the mouth. The victim, 40-year-old Cheryl Partsch, lost five teeth and could end up paying as much as $60,000 in medical bills.

    “Hagan was accused of battering Partsch because she questioned his presence in the women’s restroom.”

    http://www.sptimes.com/News/92599/Pasco/Cross_dressing_man_se.shtml

    “Police said Isaiah Johnson, 20, of Stamford, and “two other males dressed as females in the area of Veteran’s Park Bus stop” coerced the teenage boy into the bathroom of the food court of the Stamford mall on April 26, where a sexual encounter took place. The next day, the student told a school administrator, who reported the incident. Stamford police charged Johnson with second-degree sexual assault, second-degree unlawful restraint and risk of injury to a minor.”

    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Teen-Coerced-Into-Food-Court-Bathroom-for-Sex-Cops-123472564.html

  3. Christopher Todd Gard is a cross-dresser who, in September 2013, assaulted an 8 year old girl inside a bathroom at a convenience store in Oklahoma City. The little girl had to go to the bathroom. A family member walked her to the bathroom, and the little girl went in by herself. Unbeknownst to the family member or the girl, Gard was waiting inside. He locked the door. Gard was wearing nothing but women’s underwear. He grabbed the girl, put a shirt around her neck, and began chocking her. She began screaming. The family member frantically tried to get into the bathroom but could not because the door was locked. An employee quickly opened the door with a key and the girl ran out. Gard followed, carrying a BB gun. He was subdued by the family and arrested by the police. Gard faces charges including aggravated assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, indecent exposure and possession of a firearm during a felony.10

    Richard Boule is a transvestite from Marlborough, Massachusetts, who is accused of groping an 18 year old woman at a gas station in September 2013. Boule allegedly walked over to the young woman, pulled down his pants to reveal he was wearing woman’s thong underwear, and said “Let’s play.” He then allegedly reached down the front of the young woman’s skirt and groped her through her underwear.11

    Deanne Stein, Homeless Man Wearing Women’s Panties Accused of Assaulting Young Girl in OKC, News9.com, Sept. 16, 2013, available at http://www.news9.com/story/23443942/homeless-man-arrested-wearing-womens-panties-accused-of-assaulting-young-girl-in-okc-gas-station-bathroom (account of Christopher Todd Gard, a 40 year old man, attacking an 8 year old girl); LeighAnne Manwarren, Man accused of attacking firl in Oklahoma City convenience store restroom, NewsOK, Sept. 16, 2013, available at http://newsok.com/homeless-man-is-accused-of-attacking-girl-in-convenience-store-restroom-in-oklahoma-city/article/3883587?custom_click=rss&utm_source=feed-burner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+newsok%2Fhome+%28NewsOK.com+RSS+-+Home%29 (same).

    11 Norman Miller, Man accused of groping customer at Sudbury service station, MetroWest Daily News, Sept. 4, 2013, available at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/x511620645/Man-accused-of-groping-customer-at-Sudbury-service-station; Norman Miller, Man accused of groping customer at Sudbury service station, WickedLocal.com, Sept. 4, 2013, available at http://www.wickedlocal.com/x511620645/Man-accused-of-groping-customer-at-Sudbury-service-station.

    Tyler Holder is a cross-dressing biological teenage male who abducted, raped, and murdered a six year old girl in Dallas, Texas, in July 2013. After he raped little Alanna Gallagher, he wrapped her head in plastic bags and smothered her.13

    Donald Stuart was arrested in Effingham, Illinois, in May 2013 for child pornography. He had numerous images of young children on his computer, and it is believed that he traded images online. Stuart was also a cross-dresser.14

    Sean Gossman is a biological male who considers himself a transgendered woman and lives in Onsted, Michigan. In May 2013, he showed up in court for his arraignment on child pornography charges dressed in feminine attire complete with a wig, makeup, stuffed bra, and halter top. Those who know him relate that he dressed like that all the time. They say that he told them he hoped Michigan would pay for his sex change operation.

    13 Deanna Boyd, Autopsy: Slain Saginaw girl had been immersed in water, Star-Telegram, Nov. 14, 2013, available at http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/11/13/5333711/slain-saginaw-girl-had-been-immersed.html; Julie Fancher, New details emerge in killing of 6-year-old Saginaw girl, dallasnews, Oct. 2, 2013, available at http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/-20131001-new-details-emerge-in-killing-of-6-year-old-saginaw-girl.ece; Stuart Woledge, et al., Revealed: Daughter of polyamorous family, six, found under tarps was ‘raped and then smothered with plastic bags by neighbor, 17, who then stole her watch’, Daily Mail, Oct. 2, 2013, available at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2442013/Alanna-Gallagher-smothered-plastic-bags-watch-stolen-neighbor-17-raped-killed-her.html.

    14 Meredith Ley, Cross Dressing Man Arrested for Child Porn, WASV3 NBC, June 28, 2013, available at http://www.wsav.com/story/22285232/cross.

    Mark Lazarus has been described as “an extremely dangerous cross-dressing sex attacker.” In 2012, he waited outside a public bathroom for over an hour until a 71 year old woman went inside. Lazarus followed her, grabbed her, and tried to rape her. She only escaped because she screamed and Lazarus panicked and fled. He was ultimately arrested and convicted of attempted rape and sentenced to jail. Sadly, he had also previously assaulted an 11 year old girl while wearing female clothing.

    Cross-dresser branded ‘high risk’ to women, Western Morning News, Sept. 27, 2012, available at http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Cross-dresser-branded-high-risk-women/story-16994889-detail/story.html; Kerry McQueeney, Cross dressing sex attaker who attempted to rape a pensioner of 71 in public toilet was obsessed by skirts, Mail Online, Sept. 12, 2012, available at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2209304/Mark-Lazarus-Cross-dressing-sex-attacker-obsessed-skirts-tried-rape-woman-71-Teignmouth-Devon.html

    Cross-dressing Russell Williams, a highly decorated Canadian Air Force colonel, was sentenced to life in prison in 2011 for 88 sex crimes including 2 counts of murder and 2 counts of sexual assault. After each of these crimes, he photographed himself in his victims’ underwear and bras. One victim who survived was subjected to a three and half hour sexual assault.

    Qasim Anwar of Manchester, England, is a transvestite man who was convicted in 2010 of raping a female passenger in his taxi cab. He carried out the sexual assault while wearing make-up, a wig, women’s clothing and high heels. He also filmed the rape with his phone.

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