PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who was fired from a Clackamas-area adult bookstore is suing for more than $330,000.
The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1u9wjti ) Wilford Paul Bearden testified Wednesday at the civil trial in Clackamas County Circuit Court.
The 73-year-old who is gay says he has endured a lifetime of discrimination and wouldn't put up with an offensive drawing made by a co-worker at Fantasyland II. He says he was fired when he complained about sexual harassment.
Fantasyland's lawyer, Richard Franklin, says most of the customers at the bookstore are gay. He says it's not a place where they practice discrimination. He also says it's not a place for people with tender sensibilities.
The lawyer says Bearden was fired because of customer and employee complaints about his bossy behavior.