teri woodsTeri Woods Files Billion Dollar Lawsuit

by Taylor Nix
October 2009



The bestselling, pioneer author and publisher, Teri Woods, has filed a $1 billion class-action lawsuit against the popular New York City nightclub, Greenhouse, after her and 175 invited guests were turned away, when they tried to enter the star studded release celebration for her new book Alibi. Most of the guests who were turned away, were black. According to Woods, her white guests were allowed to enter.

"They should have just put up a sign that said, 'No Coloreds Allowed,'" said Kashan Robinson, a plaintiff and sister of rapper Queen Pen. "When I asked the doorman what was the problem, he just looked past us like we didn't exist."

Barry Mullineaux, owner of Greenhouse, said that Woods allegations are, “all pretty much bogus.”

Woods ended her night—which should have been a huge celebration of her new book—in tears after she found out that her entire guestlist of black people were being barred from entering the club.

Text messages showing Mullineaux was turning people away based on looks, read: “I couldn’t let in 300lb girls … Everybody looking at me like this ur people Barry???”

"I was clearly violated that night, and so were so many other people … all I know is it had something to do with 'your people' and 'fat,' Woods said. "They left all of my friends and family standing outside, I had really serious people out there: lawyers, doctors and people in the entertainment industry.”

Nightclubs have been known to deny people based on dress code but not based on skin color. Federal authorities have taken down clubs located in Wisconsin and Virginia that tried to keep people of color from entering.

alibi teri woodsTeri Woods new book, Alibi, is set in Philadelphia in 1986, this blistering first in a new urban noir series from bestseller Woods (True to the Game) introduces 22-year-old Daisy Fothergill, a naïve African-American stripper. Daisy accepts $2,000 from an organized crime rep to provide an alibi for Bernard Nard Guess after he shoots two thieves to death as well as a buddy by accident in a North Philly drug house.

An innocent witness to the bloodbath identifies Nard to the police, but pays a fatal price. When Daisy arrives home to tell her mother, Abigail, of her windfall and finds Abigail dead of natural causes, she discovers the $2,000 barely covers funeral costs. Her life takes an even nastier turn once Daisy starts dating Reggie Carter, a fast-talker who soon deserts her. Later, a pregnant Daisy flees to Murfreesboro, Tenn., to seek refuge with her aunt, but eventually she must return to Philly for a day of reckoning.

Visit, Teri Woods Publishing at: www.teriwoodspublishing.com


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Sherlyn :
Posted 1887 days ago
Your anwser shows real intelligence.
Teri Jones :
Posted 1977 days ago
Aww. Teri do not listen to the negative ppl. I love love love your books. In fact true to the game is my fav book ever.
Tenia :
Posted 2458 days ago
Being an author, myself, I dont think I should matter what kind of book she was there promoting. People are so freakin judgemental that they are missing the BIG PICTURE. She and her guest were denied access to a public place based on their race and that is a violation of civil and constitutional rights!!! Go back to school Aimee!!! While we make legit money writing all the "Ghetto stripper novels" that we can!!! (laughing all the way to the bank..lol)
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Posted 2474 days ago
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Charles Truth :
Posted 2544 days ago
THAT HAD TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DEVESTATING MOMENTS IN HER LIFE.
Appalled... :
Posted 2581 days ago
I'm seriously astonished!!! Talking about blacks supporting blacks...I understand you may not like her but tearing her down...just what the white man has bred in us. We do not stick together and reading some of your blogs...we never will. Some of you out here...learn grammar before blogging. WAKE UP BLACK PEOPLE AND GET IT TOGETHER!!!
Aimee :
Posted 2639 days ago
She's promoting a ghetto fiction book about a stripper and she's surprised she was turned away?
Not everyone wants to be associated with that crap.
The Real :
Posted 2677 days ago
This is a joke. Like people said-out of all of the places she could go, she went to Greenhouse-which ALREADY had a funny reputation. She was on KISS FM in NY trying to play the role and sounded very ignorant once the callers started giving it to her about going to that type of establishment. Teri does wanna be white and be accepted by whites. You shold see how she plays herself when she is around them.
Funny how she is suing people when her own business practices are suspect.
Tammy :
Posted 2707 days ago
WOW! These comments are too funny! You people are hilarious!
Iris :
Posted 2710 days ago
@ I had really serious people out there: lawyers, doctors and people in the entertainment industry.
Ha. Ha. Why didn't one of the serious lawyers do something right then? She's an idiot and could have used the help of one of those serious doctors. Like it was said before she's reaping what she sowed and she's got a hell of alot more reaping to do. She should add a farmer to her clique!
CalebA Reader! :
Posted 2712 days ago
You reap what you sow! This is ridiculous!
NiNi :
Posted 2713 days ago
All I can say is - God don't like ugly. She needs to make amends for all the wrong she's done to the authors whose work has made her a "bestselling author."
 



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