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Waitress who stopped SF tech CEO's racist rant describes what happened

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RIGHT >> SAY THAT AGAIN

>> Reporter: IT WAS THOSE WORDS THAT CAUGHT GENICA COCHRAN'S ATTENTION THE CARAMEL VALLEY LUCIA WAITRESS SAID SHE HAD BEEN WATCHING MICHAEL LOFTHOUSE ALL NIGHT SHE WASN'T SERVING HIM BUT OBSERVED HIM SWITCH TABLES AND SEND BACK FOOD MULTIPLE TIMES EVEN BEING RUDE TO HER MANAGER THE FINAL STRAW? >> ASIAN PIECE OF — >> OH, MY GOD >> GET OUT OF HERE

>> YEAH I'M OUT >> GET OUT YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED HERE >> I ALREADY PUT MY — MONEY DOWN HERE >> DO NOT TALK TO OUR GUESTS LIKE THAT

GET OUT NOW >> YOU HEAR THE EMOTION COMING OUT OF MY VOICE, TO SEE MY MANNERISMS, I — IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE YOU KNOW, THERE WAS JUST SOMETHING THAT CAME OVER ME AND I JUST DID WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE AND I WOULD THINK I DID WHAT ANYBODY ELSE SHOULD OR WOULD DO IN THAT SITUATION >> Reporter: COCHRAN'S ENTIRE LIFE IS ABOUT SERVICE SHE'S WORKED IN HOSPITALITY FOR 20 YEARS AND HAS BEEN TEACHING YOGA FOR TEN YEARS

>> I FELT VERY PROTECTIVE OF THEM YOU KNOW? IT WAS, YEAH, YOU DON'T COME IN HERE AND SAY THOSE KINDS OF THINGS TO PEOPLE ESPECIALLY PEOPLE FEEL SO RAW COMING OUT OF THE QUARANTINE MOST OF THESE PEOPLE IT IS THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE BEEN OUT TO DINNER, RIGHT, AND YOU HAVE SOMEONE ATTACKING IT WAS JUST, NO

NO I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS >> COCHRAN WASN'T EVEN THE WAITRESS FOR THE AROSA CHAN FAMILY WHO WAS CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY SHE WAS JUST NEARBY >> I AM NOT A MOTHER BUT I FELT ALMOST MATERNAL, RIGHT? LIKE I'M — THIS IS MY FAMILY AND I WILL DO WHATEVER I CAN TO PROTECT THESE PEOPLE

TO HAVE SOMEBODY HATE YOU JUST BECAUSE OF THE WAY THAT YOU LOOK IS JUST BEYOND ME I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT I WILL CONDONE EVER AGAIN BEING SILENT >> Reporter: AND SHE WASN'T

>> GET OUT OF HERE GET OUT OF HERE >> Reporter: THE MAN ISSUED A WRITTEN STATEMENT APOLOGIZING TO THE FAMILY >> IT IS THE STANDARD APOLOGY YOU GET FROM RACISTS PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THOSE THINGS AND THEY GET CALLED OUT FOR THEM

THAT'S IT I DON'T BELIEVE A WORD OF IT ESPECIALLY A CEO OF A BUSINESS IN SAN FRANCISCO NO NO >> COCHRAN HAS A MESSAGE FOR THE AROSA CHAN FAMILY

>> I LOVE YOU I'VE GOT YOUR BACK ALWAYS I WILL ALWAYS SPEAK OUT FOR YOU AND PLEASE COME BACK TO BERNARD'S I'D LOVE TO BUY YOU A DRINK

PLEASE JUST KNOW THOSE WORDS ARE NOT THE VALUES OF THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE HERE AND ON THE MONARCH PENINSULA >> Reporter: SHE ALSO HAS A MESSAGE FOR YOU >> IF YOU SEE SOMETHING DO SOMETHING STAND UP AGAINST RACISM AND HATRED IN ANY FORM, ANY TIME YOU CAN >> ONE FINAL MESSAGE

COCHRAN SAYS, BE KIND TO YOUR SERVERS IT IS A REALLY TOUGH JOB AND TO THAT END PEOPLE ARE BEING VERY KIND TO HER THERE ARE THREE SEPARATE GOFUNDME PAGES AND THAT IS IN ADDITION TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN VM –'ing HER DIRECTLY THE AMOUNT IS GROWING WELL INTO FIVE FIGURES AND SAYS THE MONEY WILL ENABLE HER TO FOCUS MORE ON WHAT SHE LOVES, TEACHING YOGA, BUT ALSO SAYS SHE IS GIVING A LOT OF THOUGHT AND TIME TO

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