A Richmond couple allegedly involved in a racist incident at a Steveston coffee shop was in court Friday.
Before co-accused Astrid Maria Secreve went into the court room, she spewed a racial slur at a CTV News Vancouver cameraman, who's of Asian descent.
"Don't touch me," she could be heard saying on camera, using an expletive followed by a slur for a person of Chinese heritage.
Secreve and Michel Jean-Jacque Berthiaume have been charged with mischief under $5,000 over the incident at Rocanini Coffee Roasters in the city's Steveston neighbourhood.
Surveillance video captured drinks being poured on the floor and then an object being thrown as the couple left the business.
At the time, the employee told CTV News that the drink was poured on her face and body and a racial slur was hurled at her.
At another court hearing in July 2021, Berthiaume confronted anti-racism protesters and could be heard openly shouting anti-Chinese sentiments. »