Stacy Johnson-Klein made a decent living as the women's basketball coach at Fresno State University. When she became the victim of sexual harassment and gender discrimination before eventually being fired she became a very wealthy woman.
California State University, Fresno was dealt a major blow Thursday afternoon. After nearly four hours of deliberation, jurors came back with a unanimous decision in favor of Stacy Johnson-Klein. They awarded the former women's basketball coach nearly $19.1 million.
The breakdown is as follows:
- $634,254 for past economic losses
- $4.4+ million for future loss of income
- $3 million for past non-economic losses like mental suffering
- $11 million for future pain and suffering
Before the verdict was read, Judge Donald Black had a stern warning to everyone in the courtroom. He said there would be no outbursts. This, he reminded, is a courtroom, not a basketball court.
Call me crazy, but I think the 8 million bucks will go a long way towards alleviating all of that future pain and suffering. She should buy matching Bentleys for the entire jury.