WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An attorney for one of two families targeted by a North Carolina hospital volunteer in an expletive-laced, racially tinged tirade says he’s negotiating with the hospital to ensure such incidents aren’t repeated.
The families held a news conference Wednesday in Winston-Salem, almost two months after the volunteer’s rant was captured on a cellphone and posted to YouTube.
Justin Bamberg, a South Carolina-based attorney representing the family of Isaiah Baskins, says the volunteer directed a racial slur against his client and also invoked the name of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Bamberg says no lawsuit has been filed thus far. He says the families are grateful that the hospital apologized and that the volunteer was fired, but noted the incident shouldn’t have occurred in the first place.