Gay Staffer Hits Jesse Jackson With Sex Harassment Suit

Law360, New York (September 19, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his advocacy organization were sued Friday by an ex-staffer and national radio personality who claims the civil rights leader and members of his staff harassed and ultimately fired him for being a homosexual.

Tommy R. Bennett sued Jackson and Rainbow Push Coalition in Illinois state court, saying he suffered a litany of abuses while working for the nonprofit organization, including homophobic comments made by members of the organization's staff and an unwanted sexual advance made by Jackson himself.

“Mr. Bennett suffered...
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