December 20, 2019

Google Employee Sued for Assaulting Pro-Life Protester

The Life Legal Defense Foundation announced on Thursday that it filed a lawsuit against Google employee Quinn Chasan on behalf of Michael Gribbin.

Gribbin was peacefully protesting in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Washington DC this September by holding a sign and writing pro-life messages with chalk on the sidewalk when Chasan approached him and got they got into an argument. According to Gribbin, Chasan erased the messages and stole his chalk. At this point, Gribbin took out his phone and recorded Chasan as he threw the chalk and walked away. Gribbin attempted to prevent Chasan from leaving on his bike, but Chasan retaliated by assaulting the protestor.

John Garza, an attorney for Life Legal, says Chasan committed a battery against Gribbin which constitutes a hate crime since it was fueled by political and religious prejudice.

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