BEVERLY HILLS—On January 3, Supremes singer Diana Ross stormed out of a restaurant after being refused service after she ignored their reservation policy.
Upon arrival at La Scala on
434 North Candon Drive, Ross was denied a table until the rest of her party arrived as a result of the restaurant’s strictly enforced policy that the entire party must be present before being seated. The 68-year-old singer ignored the hostess’ request that she wait, and moved into a corner booth before daughter, Rohna Ross Kendrick, 41, arrived.
When she did arrive, they were confronted by manager/owner Gigi Leon, who holds the firm belief that their policy must apply to all customers despite their stature. After refusing accommodation to Ross and her daughter, a verbal attack surfaced and the two left the restaurant angrily.
Leon released the following statement to the New York Post: “I’m sorry that Ms. Ross had a problem with that and she feels that the rules didn’t apply to her," La Scala owner Gigi Leon told the Post.
"Our policy is that we don’t sit incomplete parties. If people jump the line, our policy is we don’t serve them, and she was told that. We treat everyone the same, whether you’re famous or not. We love having her as a customer. We’d be happy to have her back.”