Family suing Rivers Casino over alleged assault speaks out
The mother and twin daughters who are suing Rivers Casino in Schenectady are breaking their silence in a 13 Investigates exclusive interview. They claim one of the casino’s security officers assaulted them.
Tajhanae and Tahziana Gibson had just graduated from college in May and were out for a night of fun at the casino. They never expected the night to end in such a violent way.
The twins went with their mom, Takeylyn Gibson, on a Sunday at 6 p.m. Tahziana said she has a pretty good feel for the roulette table, and her twin sister and mom were cheering her on.
Tahziana eventually ran out of money. So she went home to get more cash. However, she mistakenly left her ID behind. When the security guard refused to let her in, she went home again to get the ID. But they still refused to let her in.
When mom asked for a supervisor, it got ugly and then turned physical.
“He’s pushing me back. I was like, ‘Ok sir, please don’t touch me,'” Tahziana said.
The twins’ mom then intervened.
“I said, ‘Sir, please get off my daughter. Get off my daughter,'” Takeylyn said.
Tajhanae said she does not understand why it had to go this far.
“What was his problem with us? There had to be some reason,” she wondered.
13 Investigates has contacted the casino, but they refused to comment on this lawsuit. The casino will also not comment on reports that the security guard involved in this incident was fired.
However, when the story broke last week, they sent this statement:
“While we don’t typically comment on any pending litigation, in this case, we feel it’s necessary to say these allegations are a gross mischaracterization of the facts.”
The casino also said they have reviewed the paperwork of the lawsuit.
Takeylyn admits that after the attack on her daughter, she did get physical.
“I did. I did hit him. I’m not going to say I didn’t hit him because the casino footage will say that I did hit him.” she said.