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Woman Seen Berating Army Veteran Over Service Dog Says She Has No Regrets

Playing Woman Seen Berating Army Veteran Over Service Dog Says She Has No Regrets

A woman caught on video screaming about another customer's service dog in the middle of a Delaware restaurant has come forward, saying her behavior was the product of how she was treated at the eatery.

Several weeks after the clip made the rounds on the internet, Ciara Miller is explaining herself to Inside Edition.

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In the video, Miller can be heard screaming, "I'm leaving because the food is nasty and there's a dog!”

The canine in question belonged to an U.S. Army vet who suffers from PTSD, and critics have accused her of being insensitive to someone who served the country.

But Miller is now defending herself.

“I don’t have any regrets,” she said. “I reacted based on how I was treated.”

Miller claims the video doesn't tell the whole story. She says that some restaurant employees and customers were yelling at her and that's why she got so angry.

“Six or seven other people started coming at me, making derogatory statements, calling me racial slurs," she told Inside Edition. "This was never about the dog per se or the veteran himself. When his wife approached me, she made it about that. I was simply walking out the door because I couldn't eat in front of an animal." 

Miller says she is sympathetic to the vet and said “I have an uncle who served. I am very familiar with PTSD. I am very aware of service dogs and their position and their rights and what they are allowed." 

The veteran, retired Master Sergeant Bill Austin, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was at the Delaware seafood restaurant with his wife, Janet, and friends, as well as his service dog, JP.

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The veteran, retired Master Sergeant Bill Austin, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was at the Delaware seafood restaurant with his wife, Janet, and friends, as well as his service dog, JP.

Both he and his wife have rejected Miller's claims.

“I don't like the allegation that we used racial slurs,” Austin told Inside Edition. “I don’t think that's fair. I hope something positive comes out of it. Even when we get angry, we should still try to treat people with respect.”

Watch: Veteran With PTSD Gets a New 'Leash' on Life After He's Given a Service Dog

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