Brown family attorney says they’re ‘tired of talking’ in a release following the meeting.
Sesame Place execs met with the family in August, and parent company execs agreed to do the same.
Only legal counsel and corporate reps showed up to the meeting on Friday, reports say.
The tension between Sesame Place and the family of two young Black girls continues after the CEO of its parent company didn’t show up for a promised meeting on Friday.
“To appease the Brown family and the community at large, we were presented with the illusion that SeaWorld Entertainment wanted to “do right” and mediate the matter,” Brown family attorney B’lovory LaMarr said in the release.
“However, what was labeled a mediation this week, shifted to a meeting where the Browns were finally able to voice their concerns and then offered a sandwich and cookies,” he went on.
Sesame Place made headlines after Jodi Brown’s daughter and niece were seen being waved off by an employee dressed as the Sesame Street “Rosita” character in a viral video posted to social media by Brown’s mother.
The online backlash led to the Brown family and the Rev. Jesse Jackson meeting with Sesame Place executives in August while execs for the parent company, SeaWorld, promised a meeting in the future, CBS said in an earlier report.
Sesame Place has since announced mandatory diversity and inclusion training for all employees and offered the Brown family the chance to visit the park again, but the Browns declined the invitation, the CBS report says.
LaMarr accused SeaWorld of failing to give an update on whether the employee playing Rosita has been fired or disciplined.
Another family announced a $25 million class action lawsuit against Sesame Place owners, insider reports, and the Brown family lawyer said they’re monitoring the suit as all options are still on the table.
“After nearly two months of engagement, it has become evident and we believe that the leadership at SeaWorld Entertainment does not respect the political power of African-American civil rights leaders and their outreach within the community,” LaMarr said in the release.
“We further believe that they do not respect the African-American dollars that help make SeaWorld and Sesame Place profitable.”
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