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Charges withdrawn in Miltons Restaurant assault case

Video showed an altercation involving a man with a service dog, and police later charged two men with assault
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Almost a year after video of an alleged assault at a Kitchener restaurant went viral on social media, charges against the accused have been withdrawn. 

Miltons Restaurant faced heavy scrutiny in November of 2021 after video appeared to show a man with a service dog being forcibly removed. 

The incident sparked protests and police later laid assault charges against two men in their early 50s. 

Defence lawyer Andrew Bond confirmed to CityNews 570 on Tuesday that the charges have now been withdrawn for both parties. 

While Bond couldn't verify the details of the agreement, The Record is reporting that both Athanasios Gianopoulous and Louis Gianopoulous wrote letters of apology and donated $1,500 each to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Signs have also reportedly been posted outside of Miltons, welcoming service dogs. 

It was reported last week that the restaurant was put up for sale for a price of almost $500,000. 

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