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Bozeman, MT - Professor Sues Wal-Mart Over 'clean Toilets' Description

Published on: April 16, 2017 11:47 AM
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Bozeman, 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.

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



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 Apr 16, 2017 at 12:04 PM Judith Says:

Funny

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 Apr 16, 2017 at 12:05 PM georgeg Says:

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?

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 Apr 16, 2017 at 01:30 PM Anonymous Says:

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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 Apr 16, 2017 at 04:13 PM Anonymous Says:

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georgeg Says:

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?

If it had been a Yid who was the college professor, would you have posted the same thing? Somehow I doubt it.

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 Apr 16, 2017 at 05:23 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Why are we running a photo of the gentleman?

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 Apr 17, 2017 at 05:30 PM Tsfat-Breslover-Kotzker Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

Why are we running a photo of the gentleman?

VIN published it so we could print it and hang it on the wall between our pictures of the Satmar Rebbe and the Baba Sali.

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 Apr 18, 2017 at 02:24 AM Greener Says:

It was an honest mistake; it's his brother who is the toilet clearner.

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 Apr 18, 2017 at 11:13 PM Anonymous Says:

To #7- You are a racist slob, and a disgrace!

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