Library Director Caleb May, who was effectively removed from his position after alleged racist social media posts, has filed a $2 million federal lawsuit against the Henderson County Public Library. Library board members Joan Hoffman, Susan Thurman, Bobbie Jarrett, Arlene Alexander and Steve Tweddell are also named as defendants in the proceedings.
When asked about the suit, Library Board Attorney Chris Hopgood said he could not comment on pending litigation. However, he did say that the lawsuit would be handled by a litigation attorney.
According to documents filed at the U.S. District Court in Owensboro, the lawsuit alleges that a decision by the library board of trustees to put May on administrative leave and not to renew his contract, which expires Aug. 31, was “retaliation against (May) for the exercise of his freedom of expression as a private citizen and for his religious and political commentary on social media regarding matters of public concern.”
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