McDonaldsMcDonald’s is having a turbulent 2013. There have been several lawsuits and complaints lodged against the corporation in recent months. The latest controversy involves a Brooklyn, New York gospel singer, her precious voice and a shard of glass.

Jacqueline Simpson, 52, has filed a suit against McDonald’s in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Simpson claims a large shard of glass was in a chicken sandwich she purchased from a Manhattan McDonald’s located near World Trade Center. In court documents Simpson alleges she bit the glass and it damaged her singing and speaking voice.

“Now when I sing, I have a hoarse, rattly voice,” she told the New York Post. “I still sing alto, but I can’t sing soprano like I used to.”

Simpson is also a clerk in the New York Attorney General’s Office. She claims the May 2010 incident impacts her ability to effectively perform her job.

“I have to make a lot of calls for work, and I have to tell people that I’m not a man,’’ she said. “Before, that never happened.”

McDonald’s also has other lawsuits and complaints potentially damaging its reputation.

Brazil fined the multi-billion dollar franchise for advertising unhealthy Happy Meals to children. Michigan’s Muslim populace received $700,000 in a settlement after members allege a McDonalds falsely advertised food preparation that violated Islam. Another suit alleges a four-year-old suffered second-degree burns after a cup of hot coffee burned her hand. The child and her grandmother are seeking $4 million in damages.

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  • V

    So where are the receipts? I want to see the original medical notes that explains the glass was the reason for her voice change. People just go after McDonalds because its large corporation and they’re money hungry…

  • How does one BITE INTO glass or any other foreign object, then go on to swallow? the derpitude of it all.

    • Chacha1

      She might be one of those who scarfs their food down without chewing thoroughly. If the glass was small enough, you could miss it until it was on its way down.

    • The article says that she BIT INTO IT, though. She didn’t miss it.

  • Cocochanel31

    Does it say in the article that grandma gave the child coffee?
    While I don’t think Mcdonalds is responsible since coffee is supposed to be hot, I do know small children/grab/touch/drink things they have no business grabbing/touching/drinking in the blink of an eye

  • CR

    The vocal cords are part of the respiratory system and protected from any food item (or non-food item in this case) that is swallowed. So unless she went to the hospital to get glass removed from her lungs, it is not likely that the vocal cords were damage by anything she ate.

  • keith

    people are lazy and dont want to earn their own living so they sue for any stupid reason.