Just last week, they announced record earnings, and now executives with Dothan based Movie Gallery are faced with a bit of trouble as their company has been slapped with more than a 75 million dollar federal lawsuit, charging discrimination and distribution of pornography. Allegations claim the company failed to hire, train, and promote African Americans. The lawsuit, filed in Montgomery, alledges that in July of 2003, the Regional Asset Manager for the Southern Division...an African American employee, wrote the C. E. O. a letter outlining racial disparities. The eight page complaint asserts that all top level executives and supervisors are white...that`s about 100 positions. The complaint also alledges that Movie Gallery has been disseminating pornography across the U. S. and Canada. News 18 received a statement from Movie Gallery yesterday, saying (quote), "Movie Gallaery does not tolerate unlawful discrimination of any kind...this is nothing more than a frivolous lawsuit filed by an employee who was terminated for cause. The plaintiff in this case was terminated for inappropriate conduct in violation of Movie Gallery`s sexual and other unlawful harassment policy." (end quote)
Adopt a Pet 5-17-2013
The Dothan Animal Shelter and Save a Pet need your help in placing lovable animals into good homes.
Two Dothan Men Arrested for Burglary
Ryan Rodriguez and Lamar Wade were arrested for breaking into a Dothan home.
Unedited: James Reading Seeks Another Term
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Houston County Rabies Clinic Offered Saturday
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WCSO Deputies Use Bike Patrol as Another Crime-Fighting Tool
The Walton County Sheriff's Office adds bike patrol to their department.
Students Get Fit Using Video Games
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House Agriculture Committee Approves New Farm Bill
New five year bill includes cost savings and reforms.
Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida's 2012 Uniform Crime Report
Floridians are safer today than any time in the last 42 years.
Sessions Applauds Letter On Water Reservoirs
Senator Jeff Sessions issued a statement concerning the use of federal reservoirs.
Memorial Day Brings Lifesaving Seatbelt Warning
Click It or Ticket Launching to Remind All Motorists to Buckle Up