, he [said], ' Very hypocritical.'" If he had Jackson alone for five minutes and could ask him one question that he had to answer, Bennett said it would be "Why do you let homophobic people work around you at a civil-rights organization?
" Bennett said that his attorney is getting his employee files, adding that he never had an employee evaluation the whole time he was there.
Charges In the complaint, Bennettwho worked at the Rainbow Coalition from July 11, 2007 through Dec.
23, 2009, as the national director of community affairssays that his sexual orientation was known throughout the workplace primarily because of his side job: being "Aruba Tommy" on the nationally syndicated radio talk program The Tom Joyner Morning Show.
At that point, [one of the alleged mistresses] told [Jackson] to get rid of me." Bennett said the lowest point for him involved the situation with Clinkscale's intern. He was just one of those young 24-year-old guys who went to a gay club, enjoyed himself and got scared." When asked if he would accept his job back if offered, Bennett initially answered "You know? Things didn't blow up until I had to go his house at 4 a.m.
I probably would," before amending: "But not under those conditions. I would starve before I work under homophobic conditions. and pack his clothes, buy his underwear, buy his deodorant, get his Viagra and Cialis, and clean his room.
In a document filled with stunning allegations, Tommy R.
Bennett has filed a complaint with the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations against the Rev.
Gregory Seal Livingston, she allegedly said that she did not have to answer to Bennett. Windy City Times attempted several times to speak with Livingston about the matter, but had no response.) In the complaint, Bennett says that "no investigation or action was taken in response" to his complaining about Wiggins.
However, the most explosive charges revolve around Jackson himself.
Bennett claims that he experienced discrimination almost immediately after he started the job, saying that Caroline Wiggins, the membership and volunteer coordinator, complained to Jackson that she did not wish to work with Bennett because he is gay.