Entrewpuner and Entertainer T.I is showing his concern today after an Ohio nursing home resident suffered a bruised and swollen eye and the nursing home reportedly said it was a fall.
Authorities say they are still trying to figure out what happen to 70-year-old Sue Washington and how she sustained an injury to her face at lima rehab and nursing and nursing center in Lima, Ohio.
The incident, reported to authorities last Wednesday, went viral when T.I. posted a video on Instagram of Washington.
The video has been viewed 1.9 million times.
In the video, Washington, who is called “Grandma Sue” on social media, shows her bruised face.
“And all of this came from falling out of a chair,” she said. “That was bull—-. I’m sorry.”
T.I. tagged activist Tamika Mallory and several other public figures in the Instagram post’s caption.
He says in the caption:
“We ain’t Goin fa this s—!!!
We Demand Answers,Evidence&Accountability….
Mallory, the co-founder of the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., traveled to Ohio to visit Washington at a Lima hospital, according to her Instagram posts.
“This image is so painful,” she wrote. “I think about my own grandmothers, and I feel compelled to stand with Ms. Susan and her family. Our children and our elders need protection.”
The family has retained Attorney Ben Crump who was best known for representing the families of Travoyn Martin, Mike Brown Jr, and Tamir Rice who were the young black men that were shot and killed while unarmed.
Crump told the Lima News that Washington had a history of falls while at the nursing center, saying, “We believe that the fact she had been diagnosed with dementia should have placed [nursing home officials] on notice that she did not have full control of her faculties. It’s just fortunate that Susan Washington did not suffer fatal injuries when she fell.”
Mallory thanked T.I. by name in an Instagram video with Crump and the Washington family.
“Thank you so much for bringing our attention to this, and we’re just glad to be in this struggle with you, brother,” Mallory said.