GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - After gaining national attention for suing Popeyes Chicken, a Gulfport attorney has dropped his lawsuit.
Paul Newton, Jr. filed a suit against the culinary giant after he says he choked on a piece of chicken because his meal did not include a plastic knife. Newton was asking to be compensated for medical expenses, pain and suffering, as well as punitive damage.
However, Newton filed to voluntarily dismiss his complaint on Nov. 3 after receiving numerous threats online. Derogatory comments include those from one Facebook user who stated, "You live in the south. How can you not know how to eat fried chicken without cutlery? Seriously dude."
Newton released the following statement to WLOX News Now: