Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lawsuit claims Rockets players harassed server with gay slurs


A man is suing the Houston Rockets and the catering company he previously worked for after alleging that Rockets players made homophobic slurs inside the locker room during a game at the Barclays Center in 2013.

Resean Tate has filed a lawsuit claiming he was fired from his job as a server after reporting the disparaging comments made by players while he was setting up the buffet table in the visiting locker room.

Here's more on the story from the New York Post:

“When the plaintiff’s back was turned to defendant Rockets players, he began to hear laughter and taunting voices saying ‘get this f—– out of here!’ according to the suit. “‘He’s trying to catch a sneaky peaky!’”


Tate said he was slowly phased out of his server job after reporting the comments to his supervisors. According to the suit, Tate was let go due to his sexual orientation.

“This was solely in retaliation for his complaints about the harassment and discrimination he faced by defendant Rockets players and because of plaintiff’s sexual orientation,” the suit claims.

No players were singled out by name in the suit. However, this certainly doesn't reflect well on the Rockets organization as a whole, if true.

7 comments:

  1. I dont blame any players who say something about a fag hanging around eyeing me down while I wash my "White Snake" Its my personal business and has nothing to do with his catering job!Know your boundaries,Enough with the Gay crap in everybodys face,Everybody has to be so accepting of the fact that somebodys a fag well maybe Im bothered by their constant harassment of acceptance!

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    1. Come out the closet

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    2. Quit begging

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    3. you rite man, if you dont go sayin that gay people are the best, you are sued, thats crap...

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  2. Y don't u tell us how u really feel.....

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  3. This whole gay thing is way outta control. They get praised for doing anything. And let's give a slow clap for the first gay person to scratch their ass. Clap.....clap......clap

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