Bozeman, MT – Professor Sues Wal-Mart Over ‘clean Toilets’ Description

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    Gilbert KalondeBozeman, MT – A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a “toilet cleaner.”

    Gilbert Kalonde, assistant professor of technology education at MSU, filed the suit this past week in Gallatin County District Court.

    Kalonde is seeking unspecified damages.

    Wal-Mart spokesman Ragan Dickens told The Associated Press: “To our knowledge an administrative process to resolve this with Dr. Kalonde is ongoing. We’ve not been served with the lawsuit, but we take the claims seriously and will respond appropriately with the court.”

    According to the complaint, Kalonde bought a state fishing license in April 2015, showing the Wal-Mart employee identification of his employment at MSU. But the Wal-Mart employee entered “clean toilets” into the state database as Kalonde’s occupation.

    The suit contends Wal-Mart exposed Kalonde to “hatred, contempt, ridicule” through the incident.

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    8 COMMENTS

    1. There is nothing wrong with cleaning toilets. It is honest work. Is this so-called professor some sort of elitist bigot who himself harbours hate, contempt and ridicule to toilet cleaners?

    2. To#1 and #2- The two of you are both insensitive, mean spirited people; there is no
      nothing funny about that matter. Obviously, there was an attempt by the Walmart employee to demean, and ridicule the Black professor. There are very few Blacks in Montana, and the white trash who worked at Walmart, wanted to take advantage of him, and humiliate, degrade, and demean him. Incidentally, if it was a frum Jew who was mocked in that fashion, I’m sure that both numbers 1 and 2, would have a different opionion!

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