The Truth About the McDonald’s Coffee Case
Stella Liebeck made national headlines in 1992 when she sued McDonald’s after spilling a scalding cup of hot coffee on her lap. The lawsuit had the whole country talking. But what most people do not know is that Liebeck suffered third-degree burns over 16 percent of her body and never fully recovered. And most people do not know that corporations have spent millions of dollars distorting her story to promote tort reform.
Liebeck’s case is featured in the documentary “Hot Coffee“, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and later aired on HBO. Democracy Now. Org also explored the matter and produced a documentary entitled, ” The Truth About the McDonald’s Coffee Case.” It is based on eye witness accounts explaining the facts behind the case which altered our system of justice based on misreported “facts” and the “Hot Coffee” movie about that corporate sponsored distortion.