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Two Women From The McDonald’s Beatdown Video Plead Not Guilty

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The two women charged in a smackdown at a West Village McDonald’s tossed back five shots of tequila at a bar before they went to the fast-foot joint, it was revealed Wednesday.

And after the clash, Denise Darbeau, 24, and Rachel Edwards, 25, had a drunken lovers’ quarrel and even threatened a cop, according to court papers made public as the indictment against them was unsealed.

The pair had gone drinking, then got into a wild fracas with McDonald’s employee Rayon McIntosh, an ex-con, who was caught on video beating the women after they entered an employees-only area.

The women were taken to Bellevue Hospital after the Oct. 12 violence.

McIntosh claimed self-defense.

He was cleared by a Manhattan grand jury — but the same panel indicted Edwards and Darbeau on felony burglary charges for going behind the counter.

The unsealed court records reveal that in the moments after the 11:30 p.m. clash, Edwards and Darbeau argued outside the restaurant.

Why did this happen? Why don’t you love me the way I love you? Edwards said, according to the records. “My back hurts, I’m not faking this.”

“Shut the f— up, you b—-. You’re not even hurt. I’m bleeding from the head,” Darbeau snapped, yelling that Edwards had caused the trouble by boozing at the Fat Black Pussy Cat bar after their dinner at Planet Hollywood in Times Square.

Later, at Bellevue Hospital, Darbeau allegedly told Officer Stephen Barone, “When you take these cuffs off, I’m going to wash you. I am going to have your job.’”

Edwards, in spiked heels, and Darbeau, sporting pants, were more subdued Wednesday as the indictment was made public.

“Not guilty,” they said from the defense table .

Prosecutors said they are prepared to recommend probation if the two plead guilty.

Their lawyer, Harold Baker, said outside court his clients would not cop to a felony. They face up to seven years in prison if convicted.

Baker maintains the women were the victims. He said McDonald’s employees provoked the dispute when a worker suggested a $50 bill the duo used to pay their tab was counterfeit. Staffers also hurled anti-gay epithets at the couple, he said.

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5 Comment

  1. These 2 women did one thing wroong: they went behind the counter.
    They attacked an employee, who fought back successfully in defense
    (though I felt his defense was a bit excessive, but the jury didn’t think
    so).

    This is the basis of the prosecution: they went behind the counter.
    There was no just cause for them to do so. They were clearly in the
    wrong when they did that.

  2. These two women should go to jail. They were totally out of jail and they need to be taught a lesson that you just cannot act any way you want to in society and get away with it. This will send a good message to others who would attempt to try something like this. I am glad the employee got off.

  3. They need to got to jail. They started the WHOLE mess. They need to serve several years too. I don’t care that they were drinking. It seems the article was trying to use drinking and a lover’s quarrel as some sort of justification. Neither of those excuses their behavior, so they need to serve their time. I don’t feel one iota of sympathy for them because they brought it on themselves.

    • YES THEY NEED TO SERVE EVERY MINUTE!!! AND I AM REALLY THAT THE EMPLOYEE WAS NOT CHARGED WITH ANYTHING. I work with the public and you really WOULD NOT BELIEVE WITH SOME OF THE STUFF WE DEAL WITH. THE PUBLIC IS NOT ALWAYS RIGHT…in just sayin PEACE 🙂

  4. I see they sobered up and acted accordingly in court. Throw away the key.

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