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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:45 AM Jun 2019

Ohio bakery awarded $11 million in libel lawsuit against Oberlin College over alleged racial profili [View all]

Source: CNN

Ohio bakery awarded $11 million in libel lawsuit against Oberlin College over alleged racial profiling

By Holly Yan and Hollie Silverman, CNN
Updated 2047 GMT (0447 HKT) June 9, 2019

(CNN) — An Ohio jury has ordered Oberlin College to pay $11 million to a bakery which said it was libeled and wrongfully accused of racially profiling students.

The case stems from the November 2016 arrests of three black Oberlin students at Gibson's Bakery and market near the college's campus in Oberlin, Ohio.

One student, Jonathan Aladin, was accused of attempted robbery for allegedly trying to "steal wine or otherwise illegally obtain wine" from the bakery, according to a defamation lawsuit. He would eventually confess in a written statement to buying alcohol illegally.

Two other suspects, Cecelia Whettston and Endia J. Lawrence, were arrested and accused of misdemeanor assault, court documents state.

After that, Oberlin staff members tried to discredit the family-owned bakery, the lawsuit says.


Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/09/us/oberlin-college-bakery-lawsuit/index.html
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11 million reasons Jake Stern Jun 2019 #1
Do you have personal knowledge - or are you jumping in without knowing all the facts? Ms. Toad Jun 2019 #2
The three students that were arrested plead guilty. MichMan Jun 2019 #3
And no blacks who are innocent Ms. Toad Jun 2019 #14
Called the police predominantly on people of color? Jake Stern Jun 2019 #24
My point was merely that arrest and guilty plea Ms. Toad Jun 2019 #30
A quote from one of the students melm00se Jun 2019 #4
As I said, my knowledge is personal - Ms. Toad Jun 2019 #15
Were you a member of the jury ? MichMan Jun 2019 #31
As I said I have personal knowledge Ms. Toad Jun 2019 #32
If you think they're seeing a penny of that 11 million Blue_Tires Jun 2019 #7
They won't get a quarter of it Jake Stern Jun 2019 #12
Either that or folks are forgetting what life was like when they were in college... Blue_Tires Jun 2019 #16
They are very fortunate that they didn't have felony convictions exboyfil Jun 2019 #18
I also know damn well if some white kids did this, Blue_Tires Jun 2019 #19
"Let's make an example out of those black kids vibe"? Jake Stern Jun 2019 #23
I hope you get through this okay. OneBro Jun 2019 #29
People don't usually "fling around charges of racism" StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #10
In this instance they did fling it around Jake Stern Jun 2019 #11
An earlier (two years ago) thread regarding the incident. Dr. Strange Jun 2019 #5
Meredith Raimondo needs to join Melissa Click at Gonzaga exboyfil Jun 2019 #6
Why Was Oberlin RobinA Jun 2019 #8
Apparently the college even demanded that they be notified of shoplifters instead of the police. Quackers Jun 2019 #9
That's a problem a lot of colleges have - Ms. Toad Jun 2019 #13
According to the complaint, a Facebook post by an Oberlin academic department stated, "Gibson's has Celerity Jun 2019 #17
Wow... Blue_Tires Jun 2019 #20
They weren't held liable for the students' actions. I think they were held liable for the acts of StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #21
It seems to say that it was a FB post by an official department of Oberlin Celerity Jun 2019 #22
It is sad that this even reached the level it did ripcord Jun 2019 #25
How did this get ramped up to $11 million? shanen Jun 2019 #26
They left the store with two bottles of wine exboyfil Jun 2019 #27
The exact breakdown was... Dr. Strange Jun 2019 #28
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