SBUX Stock: Shanell Rivers: Starbucks Says Facebook Post by ‘Black Employee’ Is Fake

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A Facebook post purported to be written by a black Starbucks employee from Atlanta that has been passed around 4chan and elsewhere on social media is fake, the coffee company says.

The post began to spread on social media Sunday. In the post, a woman named Shanell Rivers writes, “When you work in Starbucks in Atlanta and did the following this week.” Rivers then lists a series of things, including spitting in a white woman’s coffee, putting blood in the “strawberry jam of a white man’s bagel” and pocketing an extra $94 by overcharging.

You can see the full post below:

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Starbucks says this post by Shanell Rivers is fake and that they have no employee with that name.

Starbucks has responded to several posters on Facebook and Twitter who have reported the post to the company.

“This post is completely false and created maliciously. Starbucks does not have a partner (employee) by the name Shanell Rivers. We are working with local authorities to determine how these fake posts were created and circulated,” Starbucks wrote on Facebook.

On Twitter, Starbucks wrote, “These posts are completely false and created maliciously. Starbucks does not have a partner (employee) by the name Shanell Rivers.”

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