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#1 D.M.N.

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 15:33

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Two officials named in a $225 million racial discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against NASCAR have been placed on administrative leave for violating company policy, The Associated Press has learned.

The officials, who were not immediately identified, were sent home from Kentucky Speedway on Friday evening, a person familiar with the NASCAR investigation told the AP. The person requested anonymity because NASCAR's investigation is ongoing.

Mauricia Grant filed her suit Tuesday, alleging 23 specific incidents of sexual harassment and 34 specific incidents of racial and gender discrimination during her time as a technical inspector for NASCAR's second-tier Nationwide Series.

Grant, who is black, claims her October 2007 firing was retaliation for complaining about the way she was treated on the job from her January 2005 hiring.


Well done NASCAR for acting on this horrendous act.

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#2 Risil

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 15:42

A second official, David Duke, was fired roughly six weeks ago. Duke is listed numerous times in the suit, and allegedly sent Grant graphic text messages, but NASCAR said his termination was unrelated to Grant's claims.



Without wishing to be overly harsh on NASCAR, with the benefit of hindsight I think they were asking for trouble with racial discrimination by hiring him. :eek:

#3 random

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 18:46

Originally posted by Risil
Without wishing to be overly harsh on NASCAR, with the benefit of hindsight I think they were asking for trouble with racial discrimination by hiring him. :eek:


I was thinking the same thing. :lol:

If your name was David Duke, wouldn't you go by your middle name, or at least change it to "Dave" Duke. What the hell is this guy thinking?

Hmm... On second thought, (and given what he was fired for) he probably thought it was funny.

#4 rye&ginger

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 19:27

Well if the allegation is true, then maybe not just funny but this guy is proud of his name perhaps.