- The Washington Times - Monday, October 21, 2019

Actress and recording artist Cher offered Friday to pay for the legal fees of a Wisconsin security guard if he chooses to sue the school district that fired him after he told a student to stop calling him a racial slur and repeated the slur in the process.

The singer said she would incur Marlon Anderson’s legal fees if he wishes to sue Madison Metropolitan School District, which NBC reported he was employed at for more than a decade.

“How Can Ppl Be This DisrespectfulA Beloved,Man of Color Just Passed,& Our Nations Mourning Him.Cong.Elijah Cummings FOUGHT FOR JUSTICE.He Was loved & Feared,” she tweeted, referring to the death of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, who died Thursday.


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“If You Want To sue MMSD Ed.Board I Will Incur Your expenses,” she added.

Mr. Anderson was fired after he asked a student at Madison West High School to stop calling him the N-word but repeated the slur while doing so.



Due to a zero-tolerance policy preventing employees from using a racial slur, Mr. Anderson’s employment was terminated and prompted protests across Wisconsin’s state capital.

Mr. Anderson hasn’t said whether he will accept Cher’s offer or sue the school.

Gloria Reyes, president of the district’s school board, said the policy should be reviewed due to the “complexity” of the case.

“This is an incredibly difficult situation, and we acknowledge the emotion, harm and complexity involved,” she said. “Many people in our community and our district are grappling with that complexity, and we will continue to do so as we go forward.”

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