Another lawsuit has been filed related to a sexual harassment case against Jackson State University Director of Athletics Vivian Fuller.
The lawsuit -- filed last week against JSU, Fuller and university president Carolyn Meyers --alleges Dalandus Henderson and Frederick Robinson were fired from the university after talking to investigators about the case against Fuller.
Henderson and Robinson claim they were let go in retaliation for their willingness to assist as witnesses in the investigation, according to the suit.
Fuller's former secretary Lolita Ward filed a federal sexual harassment lawsuit against Fuller in August.
In the lawsuit, Lolita Ward alleges she was sexually harassed by Fuller, and when she went to university officials to seek assistance, she was fired. The lawsuit claims Fuller looked down Ward's shirt and wagged her tongue at her in a sexually provocative way.
Jackson State officials released this statement: "The university believes the case is without merit. Additionally, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigated the allegations and determines it was 'unable to conclude that the information obtained establishes violations of the statues.'"
They have filed a response to the lawsuit denying all the allegations.
Ward is asking to be reinstated in her old position, back pay and punitive damages. Her attorney says several other cases involving Fuller are still pending with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and more lawsuits could be filed in the future.
The case is expected to go to trial later this year.
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