Saturday, February 09, 2019
KSHB STAYS LOSING AGAINST TV NEWSIE LISA BENSON DISCRIMINATION RETALIATION FIGHT!!!
Update on a corporate journalism fight and culture war hiring practices mostly in service of press releases and phony happy talk betwixt TV commercials.
KCUR: TV Reporter Lisa Benson Wins Retaliation Claims Against KSHB But Loses Race Discrimination Claims
"A federal jury on Friday delivered a mixed verdict in a highly charged race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by Lisa Benson Cooper, a former reporter at KSHB-TV Channel 41 in Kansas City. The jury of four men and four women found for the television station and its owner, Scripps Media Inc., on Cooper’s race discrimination claims but found for Cooper on her retaliation claims. The jury awarded Cooper a total of $26,000 in actual damages and $175,00 in punitive damages. Her lawyers had asked the jury to award her between $8 million and $10 million in punitive damages, or about 1 percent of Scripps’ net worth."
You decide . . .