Evergreen State prof reportedly files $3.85 million claim against school: ‘Racially hostile’ campus

Evergreen State prof reportedly files $3.85 million claim against school: ‘Racially hostile’ campus
Evergreen State College professor Bret Weinstein reportedly filed a $3.85 million claim against the school. The claim said Evergreen State fostered a "racially hostile" work environment stemming from violent and intimidating student protests. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Bret Weinstein — the Evergreen State College professor who was surrounded by an angry mob of students who wanted him fired after he refused to leave campus during a “Day of Absence” for whites in May — reportedly filed a Tort Claim form against the school for $3,850,000, according to documents obtained by Campus Reform.

Here’s a clip of the incident. (Content warning: Strong language):

Weinstein’s wife Heather Heying — also an Evergreen State professor — is on the claim as well, the outlet said. The claim was signed by the couple’s attorney and received by Washington state’s Department of Enterprise Services Office of Risk Management on July 5, Campus Reform reported.

The attorney told the outlet the claim was “for the hostile work environment that has been fostered at the college over the past year or so,” adding that there is “no current litigation” as a tort claim must be filed “at least 60 days prior to initiating legal action” in Washington.

Among hundreds of pages of documents Campus Reform said it obtained was “A Letter to the campus and Bret Weinstein from some Jews bent on the destruction of White Supremacy” which demands Weinstein’s firing.

“We want to talk about the ways that Weinstein is positioning himself as a Jew to invalidate the claims of racism being raised against him,” the letter states, the outlet reported.

“Bret Weinstein is wrong, he has put you in danger, and we will not allow him to hide behind our histories in order to dodge responsibility for his abhorrent and reprehensible words and actions,” it concludes, according to Campus Reform. “NO COPS ON CAMPUS!!! FIRE BRET WEINSTEIN!!! BLACK LIVES MATTER!!!”

The outlet said that a factual narrative submitted with the claim asserts Evergreen State “has permitted, cultivated, and perpetuated a racially hostile and retaliatory work environment” and that “Through a series of decisions made at the highest levels, including to officially support a day of racial segregation, the College has refused to protect its employees from repeated provocative and corrosive verbal and written hostility based on race, as well as threats of physical violence.”

After the mob of students surrounded and shouted down Weinstein, he said police told him it wasn’t safe for him to be on campus. He subsequently held one of his classes in a downtown Olympia, Washington, park.

Protesting students more or less took over the campus in the following weeks.

One disturbing cellphone video shows students cursing out and ordering around a visibly shaken school President George Bridges, who bowed to protesters’ demands — even agreeing to relieve them of homework requirements.

Here’s a clip of the incident. (Content warning: Strong language):

In another video, a protester told Bridges, “No, f*** you, George. We don’t want to hear a g*****n thing you have to say. You talk so f***ing much. No, you shut the f*** up.”

In June, students reportedly began “community policing” with baseball bats. Later that month a video report featured leftist students who said they wanted to “weed out” those who oppose them. “F*** free speech,” one student said.

Here’s the HBO/Vice video report. (Content warning: Strong language):

Finally, students and faculty members — including Weinstein — spoke out to Evergreen’s trustees about the deteriorating conditions on campus.

“Do you know that the college descended into literal anarchy?” Weinstein said. “For days, the campus was not under control of the state, it was under the control of protesters. There were assaults, there were batteries, there was pressure not to report crimes to the police. People were, by the legal definition I believe, kidnapped and imprisoned. That included faculty members and administrators. Others were hunted on the campus.”

The school’s administration subsequently notified students that their intimidating actions were illegal and could result in criminal charges.

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