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Sat Apr 17, 2021, 09:14 AM

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard sues his former bosses at KARE-11

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Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard sues his former bosses at KARE-11

He says he was fired because of his sexual orientation and personal beliefs.

By Neal Justin Star Tribune APRIL 16, 2021 ó 6:30PM

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is suing KARE 11 and its parent company, TEGNA, saying he was fired last year because of his sexual orientation and religious beliefs.

In the lawsuit filed Thursday, Sundgaard's attorneys, Joni Thome and Frances Baillon, claim that the station's human resources department routinely ignored the weatherman's reports of discrimination and harassment.

The lawyers allege that a former news director made their client feel "very uncomfortable" shortly after he converted to Judaism in 2010 when she asked him if he still believed that Jesus was the Messiah.

The suit also claims that a former news director made a hostile comment toward him in 2007 when the meteorologist appeared on the cover of Lavender magazine, a Twin Cities publication that covers the LGBTQ community.

KARE and TEGNA are denying the allegations.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 03:33 PM

1. 2007, 2010 and you're just getting around to suing now?

Umm, no.

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Response to Mawspam2 (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 10:59 AM

3. He's suing for being fired last year; the 2007 and 2010 incidents are just evidence.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 04:07 PM

2. Not sure. Reporter Jana Shortal also from KARE11 is gay and also converted

But I donít know if she has ever appeared on a cover of a gay magazine..

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