Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Diamond Reynolds (Philando Castile’s Girlfriend) Sues Minnesota Mayor Over ‘Crack Cocaine’ Accusation

*Remember Diamond Reynolds who was in the car with Philando Castile with her baby daughter when a cop shot and killed him?

Reynolds, who as also Castile’s girlfriend, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Elysian, Minnesota Mayor Tom McBroom over his 2017 tweet where he stated she would spend her settlement money on “crack cocaine.”

If you recall, she and her four-year-old daughter were in the car with Castile when he was fatally shot in 2016 by now-former police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop in St. Anthony, MN.

In November of 2017 she received a settlement of $800,000 from the city of St. Anthony, the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust and the city of Roseville in connection with the shooting.

However, Tom McBroom, who was a Rice County sheriff’s sergeant at the time, apparently had a huge problem with her being awarded the settlement and took to Twitter and took to Twitter to bitch about it:

“She needs to come off County and State Aid now that she has some cash. It’ll be gone in 6 months on crack cocaine.”

Damn, he actually said that … in writing?!

Yes, he did and as a result of that tweet, McBroom was demoted by Sheriff Troy Dunn to deputy status in February 2018 for “misconduct.”


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Reynold’s lawsuit – and it’s pretty hard to disagree with her as far as we’re concerned – alleges McBroom’s comment was defamatory, false and racially motivated, reports IceCreamConvos.com. By the way, Reynolds is black and McBroom is white.

“The Defendant was alleging that Plaintiff is an abuser of serious drugs, has an addiction that causes her financial stress, and is someone who bases her entire existence in terms of her costs of daily living on support from municipalities and other State of Minnesota entities,” the lawsuit said.

“His comments were not the beliefs of our agency, and we’re trying to move forward in a positive manner,” Dunn said. “I hope that [the public] just trusts that we’re in this to do the right thing and that we’re trying to provide great training and great people to do a job here.”

McBroom has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 14 years, Dunn said, and is now assigned to courthouse security. Interestingly, McBroom’s also serving concurrently as mayor.

McBroom claims his tweet is based on “history” not race.

“I’ve seen them come to court. They’ve lost their children, but they come to court dressed to the nines with Michael Kors purses.”

“To be frank with you … I see it time and time again and I just shake my head and say why wasn’t there anyone to help that person?”

Hmm, it’s beyond obvious Reynolds is dealing with a straight-up a-hole racist. Something tells us she’s gonna have at least another $800k in her bank account when this is over.




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