You may remember the story a few weeks ago about a woman who bit into a finger in her bowl of chili at Wendy’s.
Anna Ayala, 39, who hired a San Jose attorney to represent her in the Wendy’s case, has been involved in several legal battles in the Bay Area, according to court records.
Speaking at the front door of her two-story stucco home in suburban Las Vegas on Friday, Ayala declined to provide details about her litigious past.
She acknowledged, however, that her family received a settlement several years ago after her daughter, Genesis, now 13, was sickened at an El Pollo Loco restaurant in Las Vegas.
“That was something very different,” she said.
Those crazy chickens allegedly made Genesis crazy sick. Off topic: What the hell kind of name is Genesis for a girl? Or anyone for that matter? It’s a good name for a book of the Bible or art-rock band, but a baby? But I digress. I always digress. What other horrible wrongs have led Anna to the courts for redress?
Ayala alleged that her boss at the bilingual news weekly brought out wine, exposed himself and tried to block her exit by grabbing her hips during her first day working as a receptionist.
She filed a police report Dec. 4, 1998, and a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
The case was settled before an arbitration hearing in June 2002.
Two years later, Ayala sued General Motors Corp., Goodyear Tire Corp. and a San Jose car dealership, alleging that a defective 1997 GMC Sierra they sold her caused a 1999 highway accident.
That suit was dismissed after Ayala fired her attorney and failed to show up in court or submit paperwork, court records show.
Yeah, class act there. But don’t think that she’s prone to hysterics or anything…
She said officers held guns to her head and on her daughter, who she said was injured when officers threw the girl to the ground.
Not surprisingly, Ayala has dropped her lawsuit against Wendy’s as authorities continue to investigate the origin of the finger. There were rumors circulating that the finger belonged to a recently-deceased aunt, but those remain rumors. Hopefully authorities will be able to identify the source of the offending digit and nail Ayala to the wall. That way, she’ll only be able to file future lawsuits from the discomfort of her jail cell.