Gay Former Rainbow PUSH Empoyee Files Suit, Names Jesse Jackson

KevRoss | Posted Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 - Category: Industry News

 width=A happy former worker of a Rainbow PUSH Coalition has filed a lawsuit opposite Rev. Jesse Jackson, accusing a personality of a civil rights organisation of passionate nuisance and discrimination.

Tommy R. Bennett pronounced he was intimately tormented and forced to purify adult after Jackson’s passionate escapades with women in hotel rooms, according to a Courthouse News Service. Bennett worked for a Rainbow PUSH Coalition from Jul 2007 until Dec. 2009.

According to a complaint, Bennett says a nuisance began shortly after he was hired as a group’s inhabitant executive of village affairs, when Caroline Wiggins, a coalition’s membership and proffer coordinator, went to a reverend to “inform him that she did not wish to be underneath his organisation since Mr. Bennett is homosexual.”

The censure goes on to contend that Wiggins would make “a baggy wrist gesture” during Bennett anytime she upheld him in a hallway, and that she once led a request that God would “bind these homosexual spirits that are in a office” and “get these homosexuals out of here and do it in Jesus’ name.”

Bennett also alleges that Jackson done him do “demeaning and demoralizing tasks” involving bringing women to his room after work hours and cleaning a room after Jackson had sex with a women.

Once, Bennett says he was “summoned” to a reverend’s hotel room and asked to request a medication cream on Jackson’s middle thigh. When he refused, Bennett says Jackson “became really angry” and called him a “little motherfucker.”

The complaint states that Bennett felt he was subjected to a diagnosis since of his passionate orientation. He asserts that his course was good famous due to appearances he had done as a happy impression on a nationally syndicated radio speak uncover “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.”

Bennett filed a identical censure with a Chicago Commission on Human Relations in 2010. Jackson and Rainbow PUSH responded progressing this year, saying they “unequivocally repudiate Tommy Bennett’s fake claims of harassment, plea and discrimination.”

“The classification does not acquit or endure discrimination in any form,” a matter said, according to a Chicago Tribune. “His inflammatory allegations are an try to assail Rev. Jackson and a organization, and are hurtful and damaging to a on-going community. We are entirely auxiliary with a Chicago Commission on Human Relations and design to be entirely exonerated.”

Bennett was laid off Dec 23, 2009, reportedly due to miss of funding. Bennett is seeking for $98,300 in behind pay, front compensate and mislaid benefits, and $350,000 in punitive damages, for passionate nuisance and conscious detriment of romantic distress.


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