Gibson's Bakery wins lawsuit vs Oberlin College

By:  Vic Eldred  •  3 months ago  •  14 comments

Gibson's Bakery wins lawsuit vs Oberlin College
There is no evidence that the Gibsons did anything wrong, unless you consider stopping people from stealing something wrong. That lawful act of protecting one’s property nonetheless has devastated a 5-generation business because of Oberlin College racial politics.

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Today a jury awarded Gibson's Bakery $11 million for being smeared as racist by liberal bastion Oberlin College.

Back in November of 2016, three black Oberlin students attempted to steal a few bottles of wine from Gibson's. When confronted by the owners son, they kicked and punched him. The offenders were taken into custody.  The Oberlin students later plead guilty to attempted theft and aggravated trespassing.

Seems like the end of the story, right?

Nope! Some don't like that kind of ending. It appears the fact that the criminals (and ya they admitted it) were black upset College officials. H
undreds of copies of a flier accusing the bakery of racism were handed out in the small town by Oberlin Vice President Meredith Raimondo and other college staffers.

The flier proclaimed, “This is a RACIST establishment with a LONG ACCOUNT of RACIAL PROFILING and DISCRIMINATION.”

Sound familiar?

The day after the arrests hundreds of students protested outside the store


In addition the College ended a business relationship it had with the store.

Thus the small store sued the College.

The Verdict:

Friday the jury found Oberlin College guilty of defamation, intentional interference in a business, inflicting emotional distress on the owner, David Gibson, and the deliberate infliction of emotional distress on his son, Allyn.

The best part:

The eventual award could top off at $33 million after a hearing next week to assess the punitive damages.

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Vic Eldred
1  author  Vic Eldred    3 months ago

The moral to the story is clear: Don't smear good people as "racists".

I doubt the animals will head it.

Best Wishes to the Gibson family

1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 months ago
The moral to the story is clear: Don't smear good people as "racists".I doubt the animals will head it.

Do you mean heed?

Who are the animals?

It Is ME
1.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @1.1    3 months ago
Who are the animals?

The "College", the "Protestors", and those that "Don't agree with the ruling".

That was easy ! jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpgjrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

Vic Eldred
1.1.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1.1    3 months ago
Do you mean heed?

Yes, thank's for the correction.

Who are the animals?

The extremists on the far left

Greg Jones
1.1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @1.1    3 months ago
Who are the animals?

Why that would be all those ignorant left wing SHEEP who blindly and mindlessly obeyed their socialist college administrators and liberal professors to protest at this business.

Something like this probably goes on in liberal lala land practically every day.

Sparty On
1.1.4  Sparty On  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.3    3 months ago

I give em a break.    Most college age kids don't know what they don't know yet so i consider the source.

Now the college deserves what it got.   The people there who made this happen clearly are old enough to know better.

I hope they get their financial clock cleaned.   See how their Board of Trustees likes that line item on balance sheet.

1.1.5  Freefaller  replied to  Tessylo @1.1    3 months ago
Who are the animals?

Truthfully everyone involved in this incident is an animal.

Don Overton
1.1.6  Don Overton  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.2    3 months ago

So now we should sue trump for all his smearing and encouraging his base to commit harm

1.1.7  Jack_TX  replied to  Sparty On @1.1.4    3 months ago
The people there who made this happen clearly are old enough to know better.


You have to wonder what they were thinking.

2  Ed-NavDoc    3 months ago

Good! Need more stories like this. 

Sparty On
3  Sparty On    3 months ago

Voted up

Gonna order me some Gibson baked goods and maybe a T-shirt if they have one.

It Is ME
4  It Is ME    3 months ago


5  katrix    3 months ago

The college made a huge mistake by getting involved.  If the students had put out the flyers, the bakery would still have won the lawsuit (I assume), but most of the students probably wouldn't have had anything worth suing for and might not even have been identifiable; suing the entire group of students probably wouldn't have even been feasible. 

Even if the owners were actually racists and the students had been innocent, I wouldn't see why college officials would want to get involved as they did.  Or why they wouldn't have waited for the facts to come out first.  Oh well, now they're probably wondering the same thing, as they prepare to write a huge check.

One thing the article didn't mention is that Oberlin apparently restored the relationship with the business several months later.  But did they really think that would make up for the loss of revenue their false attack caused?  More likely, they realized they had screwed up big time and were trying to cover their rear ends.  It clearly did not work. 

But please change this line: 

The police were taken into custody.    


Sparty On
5.1  Sparty On  replied to  katrix @5    3 months ago
The college made a huge mistake by getting involved

Yep and its going to cost them.


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