Exclusive: Target of Chick-fil-A rant speaks out
Rachel gives her side of the story
- Duration 4:49
- Date Aug 7, 2012
Rachel gives her side of the story
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Rachel is here and the only -- in her first nationally televised interview.
She has asked that's -- -- name not be released a last night in a fiance Robert has asked to be with us.
-- -- welcome to the program I must say is very good to see you not through a -- hatch welcome.
I don't think is so much.
Now the young man in question here Adam Smith.
He didn't go back to the -- all the rest strong well you walks.
He tried to see you you didn't want to see him at that time I think he wanted to apologize then why didn't you wanna -- about that time.
I was still in shock from the fact that the video he took of me was going viral on the Internet and I just really didn't know how to react when he came by the next morning.
Well now as you know he has apologized only about -- probably gone viral to.
Do you accept that apology.
I do for get out and says.
I think he realizes how.
How about -- decision that was to make that tape and I I feel really sorry for him and his family and everything that's happened to him since.
-- some of our viewers -- probably not seen the apology.
-- -- run part of it and I'm going to ask you to just react to it as we run it here we go.
Rachel -- I'm sorry machine or.
I feared losing my job even now I actually lost.
I'm sorry for treating you so in -- me because.
My personal integrity and why it might not agree with everyone's -- I don't always treat the other person.
An Indiana team.
Excellent know that you've seen that before but what was running through your mind when you first sold out apology.
I was really glad that he came forward and made a statement because what happened with when he came to the -- there wasn't so much about.
Chick -- it was about how one human being to treat another and being in the hospitality industry you dealer lots of typical customers on a daily makes sense and he's actually not the first I've encountered but he was the first that -- to videotape the attack them.
Yeah I must tell you Rachel but everybody I spoke -- -- that you held -- composure remarkably well you did yourself -- Don't.
Think you -- you feel now.
I'm I'm really glad that I could be an example of how.
We should -- each other.
Obviously his issue is live the political decisions.
The top of chick fillet -- not the not necessary the individual stores that people usually don't make the distinction.
It was hard here in those things about that they attacked about me in the company that I worked for but.
I'm just really glad that I was prepared and that their training and upbringing I've had.
Allowed me to get through that will -- a half where you.
-- -- To give back as good as you go because I suspect that that young -- want -- -- a harsh response to you.
-- from -- -- so we attempted.
I'm sure if he if he is looking for -- to react poorly.
It's not my personality I would never.
Do anything hateful -- return to someone well -- I'm just gonna run a brief.
Clip from Governor Huckabee.
And how he describes you and what you did go up.
She was polite she was nice I think she's a hero.
She's a hero could she took it a lot of us wouldn't want to reach over their grab that guy in his car and pull him out.
And dump the water on and she was polite and kind she is the epitome of what chick -- tell -- employees to be.
I think if -- I says I think the governor got it dead right right.
Absolutely I mean six LA is all about treating people live honor dignity and respect.
We don't I like I said we don't you know treat anyone differently no matter what their background is whether political decisions or anything like that.
I don't know if -- my hero.
-- -- circuit in my -- You want to a lot of -- and I -- -- close with this.
Would you tell us what you would like to say to Adam -- now look in the camera and say it.
I forgive you I really hope that.
America will forgive you and -- too that they respect that I just a treatment that day.
Rachel we thank you very much for -- with us today this is your first time -- national television.
Look great that -- -- terrific almost as well as you did in the southern cash back.
Thanks so much for being with us and give our best wishes to -- as well thank you as -- -- -- get excited by the neck.