Durven Dawes, spilled the tea to TMZ about his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his four children, Stephanie Denaro – a white woman – who was caught on video hurling racial slurs in front of their children at an employee of Davidovich Bakery in NYC.
Dawes, who is Black, told TMZ that Denaro’s use of the infamous n-word was not uncommon, neither was her behavior. He said that he did not appreciate her using the epithet, especially in front of their children and described the event as “race spitting poison.” Dawes also said he did not like the use of the word by anyone, including his children.
Although he’s lost custody of the children to Denaro, Dawes is worried about the children’s emotional well-being and fears that her actions may have scarred them in some way as it is part of a pattern of racialized abuses he alleged she has perpetrated upon them.
TMZ featured a social media post where Denaro wrote, “Happy Columbus Day from the people who wouldn’t exist if not for the Trans Atlantic slave trade,” on a photo of two of her children with Dawes.
Denaro was seen on video March 21 calling Davidovich Bakery employee Victor Kamara, a Black man, a “b***h a** n****r” after he denied her service for refusing to wear a mask. After repeating the slur, Denaro was asked to leave and was later banned by the bakery. The bakery has also filed a harassment complaint with police against her for her behavior toward Kamara.
When asked if he had any parting messages for Denaro, Dawes said, “My message to you as my children’s mom, atone yourself, you’re educated enough to do the right thing, sit back, think about it, don’t get indoctrinated, don’t make, um, poison enter your system, your mind and make amend.”