The wife of a hedge funder is claiming that she isn’t racist after a series of reported comments that are, in fact, quite racist. Her biggest defense is that she has Black friends, particularly Alicia Keys and her producer husband Swizz Beatz.
According to Page Six, Lisa Falcone is the wife of billionaire hedge funder Philip Falcone, and now she’s found herself in a lawsuit because her former personal chef accused her of racist language.
The alleged incident occurred after Lisa met chef Brian Villanueva‘s girlfriend, who is Black, according to the lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court.
Villanueva said his girlfriend stopped by to help him cook for a Hamptons dinner party that the Falcones were hosting back in July. The event was attended by Keys and Swizz Beatz. The next morning, the suite says that Liza commented on how articulate Villanueva’s girlfriend was.
“Your girlfriend speaks very well. She seems educated. I would describe her as a chocolate-covered marshmallow,” the chef accuses Lisa of saying. Despite Villanueva appearing visibly offended, the suit says that Lisa continued to say, “Do you use the word ‘ni**a’ at home with your girlfriend?”
The suit explained, “Defendant Lisa Falcone noticed the shocked and offended expression on Plaintiff’s face, however, rather than apologize, she said defensively, ‘I’m Puerto Rican and grew up in Spanish Harlem so I can speak like that.’”
The lawsuit then says that Villanueva challenged his boss to explain her comments, and she responded that neither Keys nor her husband were as well-spoken.
“I meant she speaks really eloquently. Alicia [Keys] doesn’t speak that way. She didn’t have an education and was just discovered by Clive Davis when she was fifteen years old. Swizz [Beatz] definitely doesn’t speak that way either,” Lisa allegedly told Villanueva. Later in the day, Villanueva says that he delivered pizza to the Falcones on the beach, and revealed that he was quitting due to the racist remarks.
“Rather than accepting Plaintiff’s resignation, Defendant Lisa Falcone asked Plaintiff not to resign and stated ‘talk to my Black friends’ (supposedly referring to Keys and Swizz Beatz — both of whom were at the beach with the Falcones during that time), and emphasized ‘they will tell you that I am not racist,’” the lawsuit states.
Villanueva is suing Lisa and her husband for discrimination and violation of New York labor laws, saying he’s owed $4,230.76 in unpaid wages. The suit also claims that Philip said he would only compensate Villanueva if he and his girlfriend signed a confidentiality agreement promising to not repeat Lisa’s comments. They refused to sign.
Keys nor Swizz Beatz have yet to make a public statement about the situation.
Twitter Drags Donnie Jr. For Saying Trump Can't Be Racist Because He Played With Michael Jackson
1 of 12
I'm not sure that, "My Dad can't be racist because he let us play with Michael Jackson when we were kids," is the defence Trump Jr. thinks it is. pic.twitter.com/0jkUbHpfpD— Zoë Paramour (@ZoeParamour) November 3, 2019
2 of 12
Donald Trump Jr. says his dad can’t be racist cause he let him and his brother play video games with Michael Jackson when they were little... pic.twitter.com/ZkLZAbktIL— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) November 4, 2019
3.3 of 12
4 of 12
Don Jr thinks the fact that his dad let him play video games with Michael Jackson (!) as a kid proves the president isn’t a racist. Lol. https://t.co/RnRqOQEDUm— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) November 4, 2019
5.5 of 12
6 of 12
Donald Trump Jr.:My Dad Can’t Be Racist Because He Let Me Hang Out With Michael Jackson VF-Everyone knows how much you want to be a stable genius like dad but like dad every time you open your mouth everyone knows your the same kinda stable genius like dad https://t.co/TF7VJWIkxH— john htpe4 (@JHtpe4) November 5, 2019
7 of 12
They’re using Michael Jackson to defend Trump against being racist? My mind is blown on several levels.— Americanmade (@andypaughrules1) November 3, 2019
8 of 12
Did anyone else find it odd that in order to point out that his dad was not a racist Donald Trump, Jr. highlighted, in his book, (the dude wrote a book, with words in it) how his dad let him hang out with Michael Jackson in several occasions? Yeah, me neither.— Poncho Nevárez (@poncho_nevarez) November 3, 2019
9 of 12
Remember the time, the Trump’s proved they weren’t racist by hanging out with Michael Jackson?— Drew-Zod, II (@hstgerard) November 2, 2019
10 of 12
How can my dad be racist if he let my brother and me hang out with Michael Jackson when we were kids is the hottest of takes https://t.co/qmElI7veEj— The Vote Ain't No Joke Peleo-Lazar (@ChrisPeleoLazar) November 5, 2019
11 of 12
I swear every statement Jr makes opens up a cave into a new investigation: "So if my dad #Trump was such a racist, would he let me go on vacation with Michael Jackson by myself as a child???"— Kevin Munroe (@kevlarcomedy) November 3, 2019
Holy shit dude, SHUT UP!
Sounds About White! Socialite Defends N-Word Use By Saying She Knows Alicia Keys was originally published on newsone.com