The chef at the Roger Smith Hotel in midtown has resigned amidst accusations that he put on a white hood in the kitchen and asked a black employee, "How does that make you feel? Do you feel insulted? Remember these days." Cook Julius Jones, the only black person working in the kitchen at the time of the incident, tells the Daily News he was shocked by the incident, and after reporting it to the union, he plans to sue.

"Everybody started laughing and I laughed, but I was shocked," says Jones. "He was acting like a Ku Klux Klansman. It's an act of hatred. I've heard of [the KKK] and seen it on TV but it came knocking on my door. It blew my mind." Jones claims Farley was searching for rags and found a pillowcase in a basket of towels. "He made it his business to get everyone's attention," says Jones. "He stood right in front of me and put on the pillowcase on his head."

But Farley, whose latest Twitter post says, "My heart has exited my chest cavity," denies anything improper. He claims it was just a gag inspired by pre-Halloween excitement, and that he was pretending to be a ghost, not a clansman. "I know what I did and I did nothing wrong," he tells the News. Jones's lawyer, naturally, scoffs at Farley's explanation. "We understand what the symbol of the white hood means. And there aren't any ghosts in a kitchen." Jones better hope his lawyer isn't basing his case on that assertion.