(THE CITY PAPER, NASHVILLE) — An Australian chef is suing the Belle Meade Country Club for discrimination based on his nationality.

According to the complaint, Richard Jones worked at the club for more than a year and claims the executive sous chef at the guarded country club repeatedly berated him. The lawsuit was moved from Davidson County Circuit Court to U.S. District Court on Thursday.

“On numerous occasions, the Executive Sous Chef made comments regarding Australia and its characteristics, such as its people being unrefined, undeveloped and that it is a backwards nation,” the complaint reads.

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