Woman fired after flipping off President Donald Trump's motorcade sues ex-employer

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The woman who became internet famous in October for flipping the bird at President Donald Trump's motorcade, and then said she was subsequently fired, is suing her former employer for unlawful termination. Her actions had consequences.

"Akima's actions-forcing Juli to resign out of fear of unlawful retaliation by the government-violated the basic tenets of Virginia employment law", Simon said.

As Mr Trump went by she said to herself "Really?" Briskman speculated at the time that her employer was anxious about losing government contracts if it kept her on the payroll after her motorcade stunt made national headlines. The photo went viral, Briskman was sacked, and it felt like the whole country was either with her or her bosses. And never mind that another employee was very bad online and wasn't fired.

The Geller Law Group and Protect Democracy filed the suit Wednesday on Briskman's behalf.

Briskman alleges that although Akima said she violated their social media policy by posting obscene content, another employee was not fired after he posted on Facebook, "You're a fucking Libtard asshole" to someone's political post.




According to the complaint, she declined to be interviewed by the press and told her company about the photo on the Monday she returned to work. She says she received only two weeks' pay.

"Criticism of our leaders should be encouraged", Ms. Briskman, who did not return calls seeking comment, said on Twitter on Thursday.

So what does Briskman want from her lawsuit? Ted Nugent unleashed his fury onto the Parkland, Florida survivors who planned the March For Our Lives moment that inspired the country to protest for stricter gun control policies.

Earlier this year, the Trump White House hit back at Jay-Z following the rapper's criticism about the overall African-American community's employment in the workforce. Rapper Logic also aimed at President Trump's immigration policies by stating that they were worthy of living in the United States while he performed his Grammy-nominated single, "1-800-273-8255", with Khalid and Alessia Cara.

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