The lead singer of the Four Tops said a Detroit-area hospital restrained him and ordered a psychological exam after refusing to believe that he was part of the Motown music group.

Alexander Morris, who is Black, filed a lawsuit Monday against Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren, alleging racial discrimination and other misconduct during an April 2023 visit for chest pain and breathing problems.

Hospital staff “wrongfully assumed he was mentally ill when he revealed his identity as a celebrity figure,” the lawsuit says.

Morris is not an original member, but he joined the group in 2019.

The lawsuit says a nurse finally believed Morris was in the Four Tops and the psychological exam was canceled.

The hospital offered a $25 gift card as an apology, but Morris refused to accept it, the lawsuit says.

  • ColeSloth
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    1 month ago

    His initial argument was that the guy now suing was old as dirt, so it was understanding that they thought he may have dementia or a mental issue.

    But he never bothered to read the article when he made that huge post. The patient wasn’t an original member. He joined in 2019 and was only like 52 years old.

    At that point, in his next post, he started acting like that wasn’t his big argument.

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      1 month ago

      In my opinion, that wasnt the point they were making, but everyone’s open to their own interpretation I suppose.