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Missouri police officer told to 'tone down your gayness' reaches $10 million settlement, gets promotion

M1chl

Currently Gif and Meme Champion
In what world is such a trivial thing justification to make someone a millionaire?
Land of the free, be what you wanne be. It probably works even if you just identify as multi-mmillionaire.
 

NOLA_Gaffer

Banned
Jesus, he gets 10 million just for being gay? Fuuuuck, can I have a gender fluid moment, wait until someone says something mean, cash in and then go back to my usual self? Could be a nice retirement plan. :p

Well, no, he got 10 million for being discriminated against for his sexuality, but please continue to boil it down to "just for being gay."
 

pennythots

Member
Prior to going to trial last year, Wildhaber and his lawyers offered to settle the case for $850,000 plus an immediate promotion of Wildhaber to lieutenant, according to a timeline of the case released by Page's office. Steve Stenger, the previous St. Louis County Executive, ignored the offer, according to the timeline.

Stenger was later indicted on federal charges in a pay-for-play scandal. He pleaded guilty in August to charges of bribery, mail fraud and depriving citizens of honest services of a public official and sentenced to 46 months in prison.

I understand it's difficult for some people to pass up on a good narrative. :messenger_winking_tongue:

The best thing about this story is how some scumbag police chief turned out to be as dirty as they come. Good riddance.
 
I know guys that have lost arms and legs during work and got jack shit with a cherry on top. This man is a fiend. Nobody would want to work with him and for good reason.
 
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SLoWMoTIoN

Unconfirmed Member
I can't believe this is real. Only because this happened in fucking Missouri and not California.
 

gatti-man

Member
$10m seems a bit of a ridiculous payout for what should have been a sincere apology and covering the cost of legal fees/lost pay, but I would definitely have been pissed off and kicked up a stink if I'd been told to 'tone down my straightness'.
The guy offered to settle for 850k and a promotion which is essentially legal fees.
 

MilkyJoe

Member
 

gela94

Member
As a previous poster already stated, it's to make it clear the consequences are significant. If the fine is much smaller, then it doesn't send much of a message that this kind of discriminatory behavior is unacceptable in the work force. But $10 million, now that's a mother-fucking wake-up call.
Well in the end it's just tax money they pay, so I'm not sure if the people involved in this, have learned a lesson.
 

H4ze

Member
So much fucking money just because of that? In Germany this would be absolutely impossible. But on the other hand, people here seem more sane to me than the typical US population, no offense.
 
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SLoWMoTIoN

Unconfirmed Member
So much fucking money just because of that? In Germany this would be absolutely impossible. But on the other hand, people here seem more sane to me than the typical US population, no offense.
Impossible, you guys keep voting for Merkel.
 
Call a Black guy the N word, get no money or a few hundred thousand at best. Gay guy gets $20 million win and $10 million dollar settlement. This isn't an isolated incident this usually happens all the time on average with some exceptions.

I don't even see how this was bad, is there a reason why he can't just not act like his life style needs to be pushed to the front, he's a damn police officer in Missouri, and a switching man going up to a guy built like Mr.T ain't exactly a good combo, call me crazy but that looks lopsided.
 

poppabk

Member
This guy gets $10 million and the guy who was suffering racial harrasment at his job, reported it to his boss and had his boss collude with the police chief to get him arrested on trumped up charges gets a fraction of this. Seems out of whack.
 
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