"The lawsuit says in October, Carpenter received a letter from the Recruiting, Diversity and Inclusion Officer of Unity Village, asking him to be the keynote speaker at an April seminar. Carpenter accepted and was to be paid $1,500 for his appearance.
"But Carpenter alleges his appearance was later canceled after Rick McDowell, president of the Lee's Summit Economic Development Council, threatened to pull the EDC's sponsorship of the event."
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KANSAS CITY, Mo -- Former Lee's Summit Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carpenter is fighting a new battle against members of the Lee's Summit community. Carpenter's time as superintendent was marred with controversy from the beginning, and now that he's gone, a lawsuit claims he's being unfairly target…