Deaf Cheerleader’s Mother Files Lawsuit Against Elite Gym for Discrimination

PLANO, Texas– A Plano-based cheer program is facing a lawsuit from a mother who claims her deaf daughter is being discriminated against. The operators of the gym, however, deny the allegations. Alicia Mims, the mother, filed the lawsuit on behalf of her nine-year-old daughter Ari, who has been involved with Cheer Athletics for the past three years. The program is known as one of the largest cheer and dance facilities in North Texas. Though Ari loves cheerleading and finds it to be her favorite sport, she has been facing increasing challenges in understanding her coaches … Read more

Gym Member Files Lawsuit Against 24 Hour Fitness, Revealing Racial Profiling and Discrimination

Gresham, Oregon – A Black member of the 24 Hour Fitness gym in Gresham has filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging repeated racial profiling and discrimination by a staff member. The lawsuit, filed on March 4 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, accuses Gratian Russell, a staff member at the gym, of racially profiling Rishon Hall and ejecting him from the premises on multiple occasions. The lawsuit also includes evidence from Russell’s public Facebook page, which the plaintiff’s attorney describes as racially insensitive. According to the lawsuit, the first incident occurred on February 13 when … Read more