A few $30-million court rulings might do the trick. Left-wing Oberlin College may be an example.

Ohio College Ducks Responsibility For Falsely Claiming Family-Owned Business Was Racist

Three months ago an appeals court in Ohio rejected arguments by left-wing Oberlin College and upheld a decision mandating the school to pay a family-owned bakery more than $30 million damages after its students and employees openly, and falsely, slandered the company as racists.

Three months ago an appeals court in Ohio rejected arguments by left-wing Oberlin College and upheld a decision mandating the school to pay a family-owned bakery more than $30 million damages after its students and employees openly, and falsely, slandered the company as racists.

Yet Oberlin refuses to pay, and now, according to Breitbart News, has had $4 million in interest payments tacked onto its required payment.

As The Free Press posted back in April, the case began in November 2016, when a black man attempted to steal two bottles of wine from Gibson’s Bakery.

A store employee, who was the owner’s son and white, encountered the suspect and a scuffle ensued. The brawl spilled out into the street, and at one point the suspect threatened to kill the employee. Two black women who were reportedly accomplices to the theft joined the fight and even snapped at police once they arrived on the scene.

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All three suspects were Oberlin students.

In response, the Oberlin student Senate adopted a resolution maintaining that Gibson’s had “a history of racial profiling and discriminatory treatment.” The measure also called for a boycott of the bakery.

Yet by August 2017, the alleged thieves pled guilty to attempted theft and aggravated trespassing. They also issued statements saying “their actions were wrong and that the store wasn’t racist.” 

Heartily joining the protests and boycotts was an Oberlin dean, Meredith Raimondo.

In 2019, Gibson’s prevailed in a defamation lawsuit. The court ordered Oberlin to pay Gibson’s $31 million in damages and legal fees.

Oberlin has refused to pay. As the Daily Mail reported on Sunday, the college asserts that its appeals are not exhausted – even though it has lost every step of the way.

The Gibson family, who owns the 137-year-old bakery, is hanging on by a thread, as the business, it lost because of the phony racism claims never came back. The boycott continues.

And as Oberlin refuses to pay, interest on its assessment is accruing at more than $4,000 a day – bringing that total alone to $4 million for the roughly 1,000 days it has refused to pay.

The Daily Mail noted that two Gibson family members passed away while waiting.

As for Oberlin, “It has also refused to apologize, despite multiple college staff and numerous resources being deployed for the protests and boycotts.”

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“The Gibsons are understandably concerned,” the family’s lawyer, Lee Plakas, told the newspaper.

“They are very disappointed that the college, to this date – even with this record and mountain of evidence that they were wrong – is acting this way.”

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