Ebola survivor demands refund from store forced to close after her visit

Ebola survivor demands refund from store forced to close after her visit
Published: 2014 November 25 11:14:00 (9720 Views)
29-year-old Ebola survivor, Amber Vinson, now Ebola-free, is requesting nearly $500 from Coming Attractions Bridal and Formal, Inc., to the shock of its owner.

"I don't know what she thinks about our business," store owner Anna Younker said. "Does she think she's hurt it enough?"

Coming Attractions had to shut down for three weeks after Vinson came to the Akron, Ohio store the weekend before checking into the hospital with Ebola, Younker said.

Vinson, a Dallas nurse, was the second person to contract Ebola on American soil.

She was not contagious at the time of her visit with a low-grade fever, according to the CDC.

The refund, a total of $479.89, would allow Vinson's bridal party to purchase dresses elsewhere, according to a letter from her attorney. She requested $107 back for two bridesmaids and $132.92 for two others who bought or put down deposits on dresses there.



"In order to minimize additional public scrutiny, Amber has decided that it would be best if she used another bridal shop for her bridesmaids' dresses, and kept it strictly confidential," Dallas attorney Stephen Malouf wrote in a letter to the store's owner.

Younker could not believe it when she got the letter, she said.

She lost thousands of dollars in business during those three weeks and had to pay a company to decontaminate her store.

She has since struggled to get customers because of the stigma of Vinson's visit.

Younker does not plan to give a refund to Vinson's bridal party but will discuss the letter with her attorney, she said.

"The lady who was here and caused the problem here wants her money back," Younker said. "If anybody that would back me up or continue to do business with us, I would expect it to be her."



Source - NYDN

Tags: Ebola, refund, bride,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

| Comment With Facebook Submit

There are no comments.

Weird News Big Reads

Bird Box finally unveils unknown monsters

by Metro | 2019 January 06 00:20:32 | 7148 Views

Man in critical condition after 'blowing himself up while trying to raid ATM'

by June Mpofu | 2018 December 11 19:39:39 | 16847 Views

Murder suspect pretending to be mute loses voice from underuse

by June Mpofu | 2018 December 11 19:39:46 | 13044 Views

Harrods accidentally sold £1,000 bags for less than £10

by June Mpofu | 2017 December 16 15:42:54 | 12839 Views

Rapper 'whips out' manhood on Instagram

by June Mpofu | 2017 October 31 08:36:03 | 14482 Views

Woman raped in the street as people walk past

by June Mpofu | 2017 October 27 22:04:42 | 15087 Views

Student who inhaled 360 laughing gas canisters in a week may never walk again

by June Mpofu | 2017 October 20 08:05:52 | 14839 Views

Poet tweets that she was raped by SA musician

by Hope Freedom | 2017 October 07 23:02:51 | 15378 Views

Dog bites off chunk of woman's face

by June Mpofu | 2017 September 23 09:04:56 | 14313 Views

Man jailed after tricking children into abusing young relatives

by Prince Cox | 2017 September 06 08:00:14 | 15629 Views

'I gave lift to a ghost' says taxi driver

by June Mpofu | 2017 September 04 18:39:39 | 31079 Views

Son 'stabbed mum to death and ate her heart with a side of chutney'

by June Mpofu | 2017 September 01 20:10:25 | 16278 Views

'Cannibal tired of eating human flesh' hands himself in

by June Mpofu | 2017 August 24 07:59:37 | 14669 Views

Man cut off pregnant girlfriend's nipples with a pair of scissors

by June Mpofu | 2017 August 20 10:24:38 | 15927 Views

Pregnant woman murdered in 'satanic ritual'

by June Mpofu | 2017 August 20 01:27:16 | 16855 Views

No diplomatic immunity for Grace Mugabe after 'splitting open model's head'

by Hope Freedom | 2017 August 15 08:30:38 | 19801 Views

8-year-old dies after cousin dares her to drink boiling water through straw

by June Mpofu | 2017 August 05 10:10:31 | 16658 Views

Girl, 14, was raped twice in one night by different men

by June Mpofu | 2017 July 29 17:06:36 | 16108 Views

Girl, 10, told she can't have abortion after being raped by uncle

by Hope Freedom | 2017 July 22 16:54:59 | 16701 Views

Obsessive woman chases police car helping boyfriend escape her

by June Mpofu | 2017 July 15 21:27:10 | 13529 Views

Man hijacked while peeing

by June Mpofu | 2017 July 08 10:46:55 | 19949 Views

Disabled woman tied to tractor and beaten to death by mob

by Hope Freedom | 2017 July 03 23:10:47 | 20832 Views

Man spends 5 years renovating boat, it sinks as soon as it goes on water

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 30 22:42:43 | 13529 Views

Woman paralysed after having sex

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 26 21:03:25 | 16106 Views

Woman cuts off boyfriend's privates 'after he refused to marry her'

by Prince Cox | 2017 June 24 20:36:31 | 20826 Views

Cancer patient charged with plotting to kill doctors

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 08 09:57:59 | 14448 Views

Former Premier League star dies after collapsing in training

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 05 18:08:44 | 20941 Views

Mugabe 'will decide who goes to heaven' says Zanu-PF youth leader

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 03 09:04:32 | 14681 Views

Daughter had sex with father to stop him from marrying fiancee

by June Mpofu | 2017 June 01 17:52:29 | 15873 Views

Man splits from wife who raped him as boy

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 31 11:53:24 | 18128 Views

Human head trial set to go ahead after delay

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 30 21:23:34 | 14483 Views

American girl, 11, forced to marry rapist

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 29 14:28:03 | 16582 Views

Fed up residents hold Mayor hostage

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 25 08:51:43 | 15302 Views

Homeless hero who pulled nails out of children's faces is given a home

by Prince Cox | 2017 May 24 20:11:55 | 15898 Views

Heartbroken wife dies after husband's mistress sent her indecent pictures

by Prince Cox | 2017 May 22 08:35:57 | 36635 Views

Father jailed after raping daughter for 20 years

by Hope Freedom | 2017 May 20 09:51:11 | 18029 Views

Driver miraculously unharmed after lorry completely crushes his BMW

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 20 09:59:37 | 14331 Views

Saddam Hussain arrested for pretending to be Osama Bin Laden

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 16 23:42:36 | 13849 Views

Student left with painful scars after tattoo removal goes wrong

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 15 20:45:37 | 17556 Views

Three people die of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 12 15:31:35 | 14680 Views

'Shoplifter' bleeds to death after falling on 'stolen' bottles

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 09 21:49:08 | 17757 Views

82 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 07 09:19:48 | 35294 Views

Woman arrested after biting love rival's privates

by June Mpofu | 2017 May 06 19:03:59 | 14069 Views