Business Person Award

Bobby Paul Edwards Nominated For The Business Person Award

CEO, executive, entrepreneur, chairperson, are these people greed , mean or what...


White restaurant manager accused of enslaving, beating black cook


Bobby Paul Edwards

Why this nomination? This restaurant manager has considerable expertise in cost CUTTING.
  • Bobby Paul Edwards pleaded not guilty to one count of forced labor.
Description: A white restaurant manager in South Carolina has been charged with enslaving and abusing a mentally challenged black cook, according to federal prosecutors.

Bobby Paul Edwards used threats and abuse to force 39-year-old John Christopher Smith to work at J&J Cafeteria in Conway from 2009 until 2014, authorities allege.

Smith was beaten with a belt, choked, slapped, punched and burned with tongs used in hot grease, according to court documents.

The cook "was heard crying like a child and yelling, 'No, Bobby, please!'" according to a lawsuit filed by Smith in 2015 against Edwards and the restaurant owner.

The lawsuit also accused Edwards of repeated abuse, saying he hit Smith with a frying pan and other objects. Edwards allegedly forced Smith to work to the point he was so weak he had to be carried home.

Edwards also went after Smith with a belt buckle for being too slow to replenish food items on the buffet line...
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Publication/Media Source: NY Daily News
Author: David Boroff
Photo and/or Video Source: Horry County Sheriff’s Department
Publication Date: October 13, 2017, 9:39 AM
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Nominator: adminrw
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Submission Date Oct 16, 2017

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