Jury Slaps Rap Mag With $15.5M Verdict

Law360, New York (October 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Music magazine The Source and two former co-owners have been hit with a $15.5 million verdict after a federal jury in Manhattan found that former Source editor and plaintiff Kimberly Osorio was fired in retaliation for complaining about the lewd work environment at the so-called bible of hip-hop.

The jury also held that Osorio had been defamed, but found in favor of the defendants on sexual harassment and discriminatory discharge claims. The plaintiff’s claims that she had been fired for making a good faith complaint resonated...
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