You have got to be kidding me! For those of you that haven't seen, here is the story.....
Source: npr.org October 2, 2007
A federal jury has found that a former executive of the New York Knicks was sexually harassed by her bosses, including coach Isiah Thomas. Anucha Browne Sanders will receive $11.6 million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages from Madison Square Garden, her former employer.
Browne Sanders was once the Knicks' vice president of marketing and business operations. She testified that she was repeatedly cursed at and hit on. Thomas denied cursing at Browne Sanders but said he cursed around her. In a deposition, Thomas said that a white man calling a black woman a "bitch" was worse than a black man doing the same. A season ticket holder testified that he saw Thomas put his arm around Browne Sanders and compliment her appearance, causing Sanders to grow uncomfortable.
Thomas was not found liable for punitive damages after the trial, but the jury decided that he had harassed Browne Sanders, herself a former college basketball star.
Before some of you get you panties in a bunch, of course hitting on someone in the work place is wrong. And yes, I believe that behavior like that should be punished. But 11.6 MILLION!
And did you look at the picture? The story says she was a former college basketball star. What did she do? Hold up the net? She looks like Frankenstein had sex with a werewolf! I really can't even believe that anyone was hitting on her. She should be giving thanks to whatever God she worships that some idiot made that mistake.
At this time of writing she is 44 years old. To say that she will never have to work again is an understatement. If she was to continue to work until age 65 that means this settlement is the same as her making $552,000 a year for the next 21 years. Now in all fairness she was making $260,000 a year before she quit. Should she make TWICE her salary for the rest of her working life because she had to listen to cursing and occasionally have some guy hit on her?
In a statement she said "hers was a victory for all working women"
Because your average working woman that is getting hassled by her co-workers is really going to be able to afford to bring a lawsuit that will get her an 11.5 million dollar reward? Most of these women are lucky to be able to stick it out at their crappy job long enough to find another one.
The shame of all this is that this happens to woman all the time, every where they go. I don't want to sound callous girls but most of you already know how to handle this kind of behavior from stupid men.
How many times have you had some idiot approach you out of nowhere. I know when I owed the video store I would hear about 50 year old men hitting on the 18 year old girls that worked for me. 18! I can't imaging being able to have a conversation with a girl that age, much less sustain one long enough to try to convince her to sleep with me.
It just goes to show you how incredibly self centered and stupid some men are. They are so focused on their own gratification that they will hit on any woman at any time. Even when they know they have no chance or are incompatible.
Since these men are really just wasting the air we breath losing them is really no great loss to society. We should put these idiots into dangerous/difficult occupations.
They could be......
Bomb disposal experts - We just tell them that there is a woman in the building that wants to screw him but she won't be able to get into the mood until the bomb is disabled. If he actually manages to disable to bomb, good for him.
Mine sweeper - There are still many land mines in this world and we have been working for years to locate them, dig them up and properly dispose of them. Just tell these idiots there is a woman on the other side of the field that wants to have sex with them. Either we get a clear path or find a mine. Sounds right to me.
Search & Rescue - Tell them there's a woman out there that wants him. If for some reason they get lost and never come back,. No big deal.
There are many more worthwhile ways to use these idiots but why should I repeat myself. I've made my point.
Stiff Dick = Idiot
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So if 11.6 million is too much what would be a fair punishment? Maybe he should be made to walk the perimeter of Madison Square Gardens naked wearing nothing but a sandwich board. The board would have a picture of Browne Sanders and caption that read "I'd hit it for 11.6 million".
Or they could play "she loves me, she loves me not" with his pubic hairs. Not a bad answer but he may be into that.
Maybe the right answer give the woman a reasonable monetary settlement. Then ban the stupid ass that harassed her from working (and getting paid) until his victim is able to get a job that is equal to the one that she had to give up.
I know, it would never work.....