42-year-old Lady Who Didn't Make Bethune-Cookman University's Dance Team in 2009 is Suing University For $15K
LOLOLOLOL. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. This is the story of the day. Former Bethune-Cookman University student Phylise Bowens is suing the university for discrimination, 6 years after she claims she was a victim of weight discrimination. The 42-year-old says she wanted to join the 14 Karat Gold Dancers, the school's elite dance team, but claims she wasn't allowed to tryout because of her weight. According to her, band director Donovan Wells instructed her to lose 20 pounds before she could even get an application. She claims she lost 16 pounds in two months and went back to band director for a tryout, but he didn't see it for her. “To ask me to lose weight in order to join an organization that's hazing -- you cannot do that,” she said. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! She and her lawyer are suing Bethune-Cookman University for $15,000 and a refund of all the tuition she paid. They say it's not about the money, it's about the principle. She wants "to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else.” BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Board of Trustees Chairman John Harrington says lawsuits are just part of doing business. “This isn’t our first rodeo,” he said. “We get sued all the time. Any business anywhere in Florida that has as much property that we have, and the cash flow we have, is subject to frequent litigation.” Phylise graduated from B-CU 2011, but claims in the lawsuit that after she began complaining about the incident around campus, administrators sent out a “cease and desist” order and would not allow her to attend graduation, not allow her on campus, not allow her to participate in any activities on campus or communicate to the student body. PS: We'd love to know why Phylise is suing the university 6 years later? And how did she decide on $15,000 -- why not $14,000? 😭😭😭😭
These are the 14 Karat Gold Dancers....