Pregnant Woman Says She was Denied Service Because of Exposed Belly

A pregnant woman claims she was denied service because her baby bump was showing.

Charisha Gobin says she went to the "Buzz Inn Steakhouse" in Marysville, Washington and was reportedly refused service.

“The waitress/bartender stopped us and said, ‘I’m sorry, you can’t be here in that shirt.’ I said, ‘Are you being serious with me right now?’ And she said, ‘Yep, you can’t be here.’”

Gobin is almost 8 months pregnant with twins and posted her outfit in Facebook speaking about the incident.

“Just because my belly was bigger and sticking out. But had it been anyone else, I don’t think there would’ve been any problem whatsoever.”

The server says the restaurant has a “no shoes, no shirt, no service” policy that’s tied with health code regulations and anyone wearing a crop top would have been asked to cover up.

Gobin says she doesn't believe it and that a crop top is a shirt.

I was wearing a shirt, it had sleeves. I didn’t even have cleavage showing...It’s pretty ridiculous I was shamed in the first place and had to drive across town to eat.” 

The restaurant sent a local station their statement on the matter via Twitter:

“We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding and will cover with all staff as to how to not overly enforce a rule that is intended to make all guests feel comfortable. Our apologies for the misunderstanding. The server in question has been with our company and a great employee for almost 20 years and was trying to use her best judgement (sic) and by no means was trying to be demeaning to the guest again our sincere apology for misunderstanding.”

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