Meat Distributor Ends Relationship With Ottomanelli Over Hate Crime Charges

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Source: Eater NY

The incident involving a noose continues | Because a butcher at West Village institution Ottomanelli & Sons Meat Market allegedly handed black delivery man Victor Sheppard a noose in April, Sheppard’s former employee has cut ties with the butcher shop. Bronx meat distributor Mosner Family Brands issued a statement announcing it had ended the relationship and condemned the act. The action comes after Mosner fired Sheppard for failing to show up to work two times. Initially, Mosner offered Sheppard counseling and disability leave, but Sheppard’s lawyer Wylie Stecklow said at the time that Sheppard “could not return to that environment” where …

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