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A Northwest Georgia woman has sued her former landlord after being evicted for having African Americans at her residence.

Victoria Sutton, formerly of Adairsville has sued Patricia and Allen McCoy over an incident that happened in August of 2017.  Sutton said that she had African American guests over for a play date with her young children.

The McCoy’s are accused of evicting Sutton after telling her that they did not want African Americans on their property and using racially charged language.  The McCoy’s deny the allegation and say that Sutton was evicted for damage to the house – however, Sutton’s attorneys say that they have photographs of the residence that prove there was no damage.

Sutton has recordings of the McCoy’s using racially charged language.  Patricia McCoy told a reporter she wasn’t prejudiced and “Some of my best friends is (sic) colored.” Sutton also says that Allen McCoy said he had evicted former tenants for having African Americans at their rental house.

The ACLU has filed the lawsuit on behalf of Sutton, who now lives in Calhoun.