An Ohio bakery is set to receive $11 million after a court ruled in favor of them from a libel suit filed against Oberlin College.
A jury in Lorain County awarded damages to Gibson’s Bakery, which has been in operation since 1885, after they were protested and called racist by a social justice mob after black students were caught shoplifting at the location a day after President Donald Trump was elected President in 2016.
“The jury saw that Oberlin College went out of their way to harm a good family and longtime business in their community for no real reason, and the jury said we aren’t going to tolerate that in our community anymore,” Owen Rarric, an attorney for the Gibsons, said to Legal Insurrection.
The award could triple during a hearing on punitive damages next Tuesday, and this decision could have ramifications across the country against liberal university administrators who have succumbed to leftist campus mobs.
“The verdict sends a strong message that colleges and universities cannot simply wind up and set loose student social justice warriors and then wash their hands of the consequences,” Cornell Law School professor William Jacobson said.
“The students eventually pleaded guilty, but not before large protests and boycotts intended to destroy the bakery and defame the owners,” Jacobson said. “The jury appears to have accepted that Oberlin College facilitated the wrongful conduct against the bakery.”
The bakery was targeted by social justice warriors in the Oberlin College school senate where it was claimed that Gibson’s had “a long history of racial profiling.” Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo was accused of egging on the abusive behavior by passing out fliers against the bakery.
Oberlin College still refuses to take responsibility for its actions in allowing this business to be targeted.
Oberlin general counsel Donica Thomas Varner said she was “disappointed” with the decision and maintains that the college “worked to ensure that students’ freedom of speech was protected and that the student demonstrations were safe and lawful.”
“As we have stated, colleges cannot be held liable for the independent actions of their students,” Varner said.
“Institutions of higher education are obligated to protect freedom of speech on their campuses and respect students’ decisions to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights. Oberlin College acted in accordance with these obligations,” she added.
But the attorney for Gibson’s is not buying the spin coming from Oberlin personnel desperate to save face after their culture of permitting witch hunts was exposed in embarrassing and costly fashion.
“The College kept saying we don’t control our students,” Rarric said. “But the jury told them we can tolerate some of this fro time to time, but not what you did this time.”
Allyn W. Gibson will receive $3 million from the decision while his son David will receive $5.8 million. Gibson Brothers will receive $2.3 million. This will help them recover from the lost business caused by the senseless actions of the leftist mob.
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President Trump Rejects Paying For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Private Security
The royal celebrities will foot the bill.
President Trump made it clear on a Sunday tweet that British royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would have to pay for their own security costs upon moving full-time to the United States, clarifying that they wouldn’t receive federal security under an existing arrangement that covers British royals temporarily visiting the US.
I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2020
The royal celebrities have distanced themselves from the Queen, apparently viewing themselves as victims of relentless paparazzi and media attention.
Harry and Markle initially moved to Canada after resigning from the royal family, but they’ve recently moved to Hollywood just before the Canadian border was closed to nonessential travel due to the Chinese coronavirus epidemic. The elitist couple apparently plans on reinventing themselves as American-style celebrities, and have hired a small army of media consultants and public relations agents to market their image.
When information of their move to Los Angeles became public knowledge, many began to speculate if they’d recieve taxpayer-funded security in a manner akin to British royals visiting the United States on official state vists. President Trump’s Sunday tweet appears to eliminate that possibility.
The thirteen colonies that became the United States rebelled against the yoke of the British monarchy for a reason. President Trump’s decision to cut off the wannabee celebrities from publicly-funded security is a deeply American decision. The UK’s monarchy is one of the wealthiest legacy institutions in the western world, and it would be absurd to imagine that it can’t afford to hire private security for the ‘former’ royals, who are set to fully renounce their royal obligations at the end of the month.
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