Civil rights attorney Ben Crump is filing a racial profiling lawsuit against the New York hotel and the woman.
Crump and his clients are suing Arlo Hotels and the woman, Piru resident Miya Ponsetto.
During the December 2020 incident captured on cellphone video, Ponsetto accused a teen, Keyon Harrold Jr. of stealing her phone and she physically attacked and tackled him. Her phone was later found in an Uber.
The 14-year-old and his father were staying in the hotel and they say they failed to receive any support from management during the incident. They say the hotel manager demanded the teen give up his cellphone to prove it was not Ponsetto's.
Crump is well known for his work on civil rights issues and has represented the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other alleged victims of police brutality and racial discrimination.