The Baltimore family is filing a $25 million lawsuit against Place Sesame over another alleged incident of discrimination

LANGORNE, Pennsylvania (CBS) — Sesame Place is facing a $25 million class action lawsuit over the way fashion personalities allegedly treat young black children. A law firm filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Baltimore family.

They also released a new video of characters allegedly ignoring other black kids at Bucks County amusement park.

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The video follows the now viral video posted nearly two weeks ago by a New York family saying that the Sesame Place character is ignoring two young girls.

“We stand here before you today in an effort to fight and protect young black children and their basic civil rights,” said attorney Malcolm Raff.

Lawyers for the Burns family outside Baltimore have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging widespread and horrific racial discrimination against Sesame Place and its parent company Sea World after a video clip showed what they say are several fashion figures ignoring a 5-year-old black girl for other white children.

“She was ignored amidst a sea of ​​other young white babies who were able to interact, hug, and babysit,” Rove said.

These lawyers say Quinton Burns called their firm after viewing the now-fast-going video in which a New York mother alleges that her black daughter and niece were overtaken in favor of white children in the crowd during a procession.

Lawyers say the Burns family was discriminated against on Father’s Day, June 18, when they visited the park in Bucks County and participated in a meet-and-greet with the characters.

Lawyers allege that four characters at Sesame Place intentionally refused to interact with Kennedi and other black guests at the park. They say there are videos to prove it.

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“Just looking at her face makes me want to cry every time I see her,” Burns said.

“Kennedy was forced to experience racism at the age of five,” Rove said. “This is unacceptable and we will not stand by and let this continue.”

The attorneys are seeking more than $25 million in compensatory and punitive damages and are asking other families who may also have experienced prejudice to come forward.

“We want to punish Sea World because they know what happened was wrong and we’re sure we’ll find that this was really a pattern they knew about, and they didn’t care,” said attorney Mart Harris.

Attorneys representing the New York family assert that they are not a part of this lawsuit.

Sesame Place said it is taking action to review its practices to identify necessary changes.

Sesame Place responded to the lawsuit in a statement sent to Eyewitness News, saying: “We will review the lawsuit on behalf of Mr. Burns. We look forward to addressing this claim through the applicable legal process. We are committed to providing a comprehensive, equitable and entertaining experience for all of our guests.”

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CBS3’s Ross DeMate, Ryan Hughes, and Alicia Roberts contributed to this report.

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