The women of the book club, Sisters on the Reading Edge, boarded a train in Napa on August 22nd. Like most women that get together with their girlfriends, they were laughing and having a great time.
Employees of the Napa Company felt the women were too loud and asked them to lower their voices. Also, they were given a warning that they would be asked to leave if they didn’t quiet down.
Apparently, employees of the Napa Wine Tour Company felt the women were still too loud. So the employees notified the police and the ladies were removed from the train at St. Helena. While the ladies received their money back as well as a vehicle to transport them to back to Napa, the book club ladies were very upset. The ladies were not only angry but embarrassed as they claim they were verbally assaulted by the police.
The 11 ladies of the book club , 10 of which are African-American, filed an $11 million lawsuit against Napa Wine company for racial discrimination and have reached a settlement. Their lawyer yesterday revealed they have come to an ‘amicable settlement’ six months after filing the lawsuit at the U.S. District Court in northern California.