by Dave Blount | September 23, 2011 2:08 pm
The grievance business has been good to Jesse Jackson, allowing the cheap thug to live the life of a degenerate zillionaire. But what goes around comes around. The same identity politics victimhood that put him on his throne has now saddled him with a lawsuit:
A former employee of the Rainbow Push Coalition, who is gay, claims he was sexually harassed by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his staff, forced to clean up after Jackson’s sexual escapades with women in hotel rooms, and that the discrimination culminated with his firing two days before Christmas in 2009.
Bad enough coworkers teased poor Tommy Bennett for being a homosexual. Worse was the treatment he got from the “Reverend” himself:
Bennett says that as Jackson’s travel assistant, he “traveled on all of his business trips around the world” […and was asked to do] “demeaning and demoralizing tasks, including, but not limited to, escort women to his room after work hours and clean up his room after sexual intercourse with women. Mr. Bennett believes he was forced to do these tasks due to his sexual orientation.”
What do you expect from the guy Bill Clinton turned to for moral guidance?
It gets worse:
Bennett claims that after taking Cialis to Jackson at dinner, at the O’Hare Hilton, Jackson “summoned” him to his room at 1 a.m. “to take notes.”
The complaint states: “When Mr. Bennett arrived, Rev. Jackson was dressed only in his underwear (briefs) and a V-neck shirt. While Mr. Bennett was taking notes, Rev. Jackson had an erection and was stroking his penis with his hand in his underwear. Rev. Jackson’s breathing was accelerated. Before Mr. Bennett left, Rev. Jackson stated that white folks took the word ‘gay’ and gave the word its own definition. Rev. Jackson further stated that he was a real poor child in North Carolina… Rev. Jackson stated that he played football and there was a gay high school teacher who took Rev. Jackson under his wings and told him that he needed education to go along with football. Rev. Jackson said ‘from that gay teacher, I got a good grade, I got to use his car, I got ten dollars and I got my d*** sucked.’ Rev. Jackson said, ‘that’s not gay, that is surviving.’ Mr. Bennett understood this to mean that Rev. Jackson wanted him to perform oral sex on him. Mr. Bennett left the room.”
Bennett was eventually laid off after smoking dope with an intern — which of course he attributes to heterosexist oppression.
Bennett demands $98,300 in back pay, front pay and lost benefits, and $350,000 in punitive damages, for sexual harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
That’s downright modest in comparison to the outrageous sums Jackson extorts from cowardly corporations that he threatens to accuse of being racist.
On tips from Byron and J. Hat tips: TPMMuckraker, The Blaze. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
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