Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jesse Jackson Hit With Gay Harassment Charge

NBC Chicago is leading with a bombshell story about a reported lawsuit by a former employee of  Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition. Apparently, the gay employee charges (among other things) that Jackson propositioned him.
Here's an excerpt from the story:
A former employee of the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. at the Rainbow Push Coalition has filed a bombshell wrongful termination and discrimination complaint against the civil rights leader with the City of Chicago's Commission on Human Rights.
The complaint, filed sometime last year by Tommy R. Bennett, a regular on the Tom Joyner Radio show and member of Barack Obama's LGBT Leadership Council, includes shocking allegations about Jackson's behavior toward the openly gay staffer including an allegation that the civil rights leader propositioned him.
Jackson has denied the allegations in a legal response that was filed in July 2010 and resurfaced when the Windy City Times published a story Tuesday.
Click here to read the full story.

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