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.
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.
$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'.
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.
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.
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.