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EXCLUSIVE: Mother of British tech boss who was kicked out of US restaurant for hurling racist abuse at American Asian family says she is 'disgusted by what he's done' and reveals his OWN sister-in-law is mixed race

The mother of a British tech CEO who was filmed hurling vicious racist abuse at an Asian family says she is 'totally appalled' by his behaviour  can reveal his own sister-in-law is mixed race.
Linda Lofthouse, from rural Northumberland, spoke of the devastating impact his actions had had on the family as his vile rant went viral and caused global outrage.
Michael Lofthouse, 37, yelled 'Trump is going to f*** you' as he launched into a tirade against his shocked victims - and calls the family a 'f***ing Asian piece of s**t.
The founder of tech company Solid8 was caught on camera racially attacking Jordan Chan and her family as they celebrated a birthday at Bernardus Lodge and Spa's Lucia restaurant in Carmel Valley, California on Saturday.
The shocking footage shows Lofthouse shouting racist abuse before being thrown out by restaurant staff.  
Within hours of the clip causing outrage in the US, word had reached Lofthouse's parents at their home near Morpeth. 
Tearful Mrs Lofthouse, 67, told MailOnline: 'We are completely devastated and appalled by his behaviour.

The mother of a British tech CEO who was filmed hurling vicious racist abuse at an Asian family says she is 'totally appalled' by his behaviour as MailOnline can reveal his own sister-in-law is mixed race. Michael Lofthouse was pictured flipping the bird at Jordan Chan and relatives
The mother of a British tech CEO who was filmed hurling vicious racist abuse at an Asian family says she is 'totally appalled' by his behaviour as MailOnline can reveal his own sister-in-law is mixed race. Michael Lofthouse was pictured flipping the bird at Jordan Chan and relatives
Jenny Chan (back left) posted the footage on Instagram. The family were celebrating the birthday of Jenny's aunt Mari Orosa (back right with Mari's husband Raymond front right)
Jenny Chan (back left) posted the footage on Instagram. The family were celebrating the birthday of Jenny's aunt Mari Orosa (back right with Mari's husband Raymond front right)
Lofthouse was caught on camera racially attacking Jordan Chan and her family when they were out celebrating a birthday at Bernardus Lodge and Spa's Lucia restaurant in Carmel Valley on Saturday
Lofthouse (above) is the British founder of tech company Solid8 which he launched in 2017 and has offices in San Francisco, California. The firm saves its clients costs by improving their computer systems
Michael Lofthouse was caught on camera racially attacking Jordan Chan and her family when they were out celebrating a birthday at Bernardus Lodge and Spa's Lucia restaurant in Carmel Valley on Saturday

'All I want to say is that we apologise unreservedly to the family and to anyone else it has offended.' 
Mrs Lofthouse said her son had been suffering from addiction issues and she was distraught at the thought anyone would consider her family racist.  
'We are in a dreadful situation. He is very sick - if he had cancer people would understand better but he hasn't, he has an addiction problem.
Lofthouse's tearful mother Linda, 67, (above) spoke her devastation at what he had done
Lofthouse's tearful mother Linda, 67, (above) spoke her devastation at what he had done
'It's just disastrous, we have been dealing with this for a long time.     
Mrs Lofthouse went on to say her other son, Richard, whose wife Susanna is of Asian descent, had contacted the Chan family direct. 
She said: 'We have apologised to the family, my son has had a reply from them and they understand that we have absolutely no control over what he does. He has massive issues. 
Mrs Lofthouse said the family had tried and failed to help him: 'We can't have him here and none of the rest of the family can have him; he is just a loose cannon. 
'At our age we cannot handle addiction, we have tried, we have had him here and it was horrendous.
'In no way are we racist we just don't have anything to do with whatever he said.' 
'It happened on the fourth of July and we've been dealing with it ever since then. It was the social media stuff that brought it to life. We couldn't get hold of him and we knew there was a problem, we deal with it every day.'  
Mrs Lofthouse said her other son, Richard, whose wife Susanna (above) is of Asian descent, had contacted the Chan family to apologise. 'We are completely devastated and appalled by his behaviour,' she told MailOnline'
Mrs Lofthouse said her other son, Richard, whose wife Susanna (above) is of Asian descent, had contacted the Chan family to apologise. 'We are completely devastated and appalled by his behaviour,' she told MailOnline'
Mrs Lofthouse (pictured with husband Chris, daughter-in-law Susanna and son Richard)  said her son had been suffering from addiction issues and she was distraught at the thought anyone would consider her family racist: 'All I want to say is that we apologise unreservedly'
Mrs Lofthouse (pictured with husband Chris, daughter-in-law Susanna and son Richard)  said her son had been suffering from addiction issues and she was distraught at the thought anyone would consider her family racist: 'All I want to say is that we apologise unreservedly'
Lofthouse calls the family a 'f***ing Asian piece of s**t' before an outraged restaurant worker steps in and tells him to 'get out'
Lofthouse calls the family a 'f***ing Asian piece of s**t' before an outraged restaurant worker steps in and tells him to 'get out'
The Lofthouses run a successful property company and their other two sons are both respected businessmen. 
Their son graduated from Newcastle Business School, which is affiliated to Northumbria University, and later moved to San Francisco to run his IT firm. 
The company has a low-budget website saying it offers industry-leading cloud storage and online security for companies. It has between two and ten employees, according to LinkedIn. 

In the footage, Lofthouse targets Ms Chan and her family who had been at the restaurant to celebrate her aunt Mari Orosa's birthday. 
Mari was accompanied at the restaurant by her husband, Raymond, a sales rep for a Mercedes car dealership in California.  
The film begins after Lofthouse has already apparently started on his unprovoked, racist abuse, with the person filming him telling him to 'say that again'. 
'Oh, now you're shy,' the person behind the camera is heard saying. 'Say it one more time.'
Lofthouse responds by flipping his middle finger and saying 'that's what I'm saying now'.
'Trump's going to f*** you!' he then yells, as he gets up to leave the restaurant.   
'You f***ers need to leave.' A waitress is then heard telling him 'to leave now'. 
'Get out of here,' she shouts. 'You are not allowed here. You do not talk to our guests like that.'  
Lofthouse continues with his vile attack on the family, yelling: 'You f***ing Asian piece of s**t,' he shouts at the group, before turning to the waitress and saying: 'Who are these f***ers?' 'They are valued guests,' the waitress responds.
Lofthouse replies: 'Are they? They are valued guests in America?' The waitress continues to tell him to 'get out' and says: 'You are not allowed here ever again.' 
Chan wrote on Instagram that the 'white supremacist' businessman had begun harassing her family soon after they sang happy birthday to her aunt. 
Aside from the racist comments caught on camera, she said he also told them to 'go back to whatever f****** Asian country you're from' and that 'you don't belong here'. 
She added on the post that he 'had a LOT more to say after I stopped recording'. 
Lofthouse later issued a grovelling apology, telling DailyMail.com: 'My behavior in the video is appalling. This was clearly a moment where I lost control and made incredibly hurtful and divisive comments. 
'I would like to deeply apologize to the Chan family. I can only imagine the stress and pain they feel.
'I was taught to respect people of all races, and I will take the time to reflect on my actions and work to better understand the inequality that so many of those around me face every day.'
The Bernardus Lodge said they were sorry about the experience their guests endured at the restaurant but they were 'proud' of how their staff handled it. 
'This is an extremely unfortunate situation, however, we are proud of our staff at Lucia in keeping with Bernardus Lodge's core values,' said Sean Damery, the lodge's vice president and general manager, in a statement to KION.   
Jordan Chan posted her thanks to those who have come forward to support the family since the incident
Jenny's aunt Mari Orosa (pictured with her husband Raymond) was celebrating her birthday at the meal
Jordan Chan (left) posted her thanks to those who have supported the family since the incident. She was celebrating her aunt Mari Orosa's birthday (right with husband Raymond)
The Bernardus Lodge (pictured) said they were sorry about the experience their guests had at the restaurant and they were 'proud' of how their staff handled it
The Bernardus Lodge (pictured) said they were sorry about the experience their guests had at the restaurant and they were 'proud' of how their staff handled it
The family had been celebrating a birthday at the restaurant when the horrific abuse occurred
The family had been celebrating a birthday at the restaurant when the horrific abuse occurred
'This incident was handled swiftly and the diner was escorted off property without further escalation. 
'We provide guests with a safe environment for lodging and dining, and extend our sincere apologies to the guests enjoying a birthday celebration on a holiday weekend.' 
Lofthouse appears to have disabled his LinkedIn and Twitter accounts following the incident.

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