NBA Hall Of Famer and Atlanta Hawks legend, Dominique Wilkins, called into Ryan Cameron Uncensored on Majic 1075/975 (WAMJ/Atlanta) with his girlfriend, Sharon Chambers, to describe the incident at Le Bilboquet restaurant in Buckhead.
Wilkins told Ryan Cameron that he and Chambers were denied entry to the upscale Buckhead eatery because of racism. In the photo above, Chamber is seen talking to the manager at the door of the restaurant.
“I was dressed very appropriate… very elegantly,” Wilkins said. “I was dressed better than half the guys who was in there.” He described “white guys” coming in wearing shorts, sneakers and t-shirts.”
Despite the restaurant’s sincere apology on Sunday and Monday, Wilkins said he will never go back to their establishment ever again.
During the interview, LeBiloquet issued an updated statement, saying they would be “re-evaluating the dress code” and mandate employees to take diversity training.
“We sincerely apologize to Dominique Wilkins for the events that occurred on May 22. No patron of our restaurants should be made to feel unwelcome or less than, and for that we are deeply sorry. It was never our intention to make Mr. Wilkins – or anyone else for that matter – feel that way at our restaurant.”
The statement goes on to say employees will be required to take diversity, equity and inclusion training and “require it as part of our employee onboarding process moving forward.”
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Listen to Wilkins’ interview with Ryan Cameron below.