An Asheville woman says she was asked to cover up or leave a local Denny's restaurant while breastfeeding her son, Sunday afternoon.
Crystal Everitt says an employee approached her at her table.
"She said you can stay if you're not going to breastfeed your child anymore, but if you're going to breastfeed your child, you need to leave," said Everitt. "And of course he still needed to eat, so I had to leave."
Asheville Police were called, but since baring a woman's breast is not illegal in North Carolina, no report was taken.
Everitt calls it discrimination.
"It's incidents like these that keep women from breastfeeding or feeding for more than a couple of months because of the peer pressure to stay at home," she said.
Managers at the Denny's refered News 13 to corporate headquarters. They did not return our call.