Tags: ramsey | no | burgers | help | victims

Ramsey: No Burgers, Help Victims Instead, Says Cleveland Hero

Image: Ramsey: No Burgers, Help Victims Instead, Says Cleveland Hero

Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:50 AM

By Clyde Hughes

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Charles Ramsey, the 43-year-old Cleveland man who helped rescue three women and a child after alleged years of sexual abuse on May 6, has rejected "free burgers for life" offers from restaurants.

In rejecting the offer, Ramsey said through his attorney Patricia Walker that attention and the support should be going to the victims – Amanda Berry, her daughter; Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.

Ramsey gained worldwide acclaim when he stopped eating his McDonald's Big Mac to help free Berry, who was trying to escape through a door of the house where she and other women were held.

Urgent: Is Obama Telling the Truth on IRS, Benghazi Scandals?

Videos of Ramsey's hamburger description went viral. Restaurants began paying homage to him soon after the rescue. Hodges and Pura Vida in downtown Cleveland, where Ramsey works as a dishwasher, created the Ramsey Burger.

Chef co-owner Chris Hodgson described the sandwich as an 8-ounce burger of Certified Angus Beef with a secret sauce. At Ramsey's request, the burger has now been removed from the menu.

Hodgson's partner, Scott Kuhn, owner of the Driftwood Restaurant Group, then pushed for a "Chuck Card" that Ramsey could use to get a free hamburger in any of the participating restaurants.

That led to more than a dozen restaurants pledging to serve Ramsey a free burger anytime he wishes.

"The Ramsey burger was named to honor an employee at a time he indicated he would be returning to his job at Hodge's. It was not developed to generate additional revenue for the restaurant – nor has it," the statement from the restaurant said. "We are saddened to hear that Chuck did not take this – or the offer of so many Cleveland restaurants to give him free meals – in the spirit we intended."

Walker said Ramsey was "disgusted" by an online video game produced in Taiwan that features him. The video game reportedly depicts him and Ariel Castro, the man accused of holding the women hostages, throwing hamburgers at each other.

Urgent: Is Obamacare Hurting Your Wallet? Vote in Poll

"I want everyone to know that I have nothing to do with this trash," Ramsey said in a written statement through the Medina firm of Walker & Jocke.

Walker also said Ramsey has not authorized any merchandise and has no website or social media accounts.

Walker said Ramsey hired her seeking protection with intellectual and property rights, seeking more control over his likeness, name and voice.

Related stories:

Charles Ramsey an Online Sensation After Saving 3 Missing Women

McDonald's Free Burgers for Charles Ramsey Now Being Served for a Year

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Wiley Bridgeman, Ricky Jackson Freed Decades After Wrongful Convictions

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 20:23 PM

Wiley Bridgeman, 60, and Ricky Jackson, 57, were freed Friday after being imprisoned for nearly four decades for a 1975  . . .

Akai Gurley Accidentally Shot and Killed by NYPD Rookie Officer

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 20:04 PM

Unarmed 28-year-old Akai Gurley was accidentally shot dead by a rookie police officer in Brooklyn who was walking with h . . .

Jimmy Kimmel: Mean Tweets About Celebs Read Aloud by Said Celebs (Video)

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 18:57 PM

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday brought back the popular, laugh-out-loud Mean Tweets, where celebrities read the cruel t . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved