Foster City Woman Sexually Assaulted By Dishwasher Files Lawsuit Against Restaurant

Mary Hagan, 35, says that the upscale restaurant could have provided a background check on the dishwasher.

A Foster City woman is suing a restaurant where a dishwasher attempted to rape her as she waited to use the restroom on New Years Eve 2011.

Now Mary Hagan, 35, has filed a $1 million lawsuit against Straits in Burlingame, claiming it could have performed a background or reference check on Jose Mauricio Guicoy before hiring him.

Guicoy allegedly grabbed Hagan and began pulling her into a closet with his pants unzipped, reported the San Mateo County Times. She was able to fight him off.

Guicoy pleaded no contest to sexual battery, and was sentenced a month later to two years in prison.

The lawsuit filed in San Mateo Superior Court alleges that Straits owners failed to provide a background or reference check for Guicoy that could have shed light on his "mental instability and propensity toward sexual assault."


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