Michael Brodkorb alleges gender bias, hilarity ensues [UPDATE]

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"Give me half a mil, or the MNGOP is coming down with me!"
Pass the popcorn. This is 'bout to get interesting.

Yesterday, attorneys representing former Senate employee Michael Brodkorb filed a notice of claim against the state of Minnesota, a precursor to a possible lawsuit against the state for improper termination. Today, it emerged that Brodkorb's legal strategy will be to argue that some of his female colleagues who have also bonked superiors kept their jobs.

The Star Tribune reports that "Brodkorb's legal team is prepared to dig deep into the romantic lives of legislators and staffers."

A legal document prepared by Brodkorb's attorneys says:
Mr. Brodkorb has evidence that similarly situated female legislative employees, from both political parties, were not terminated from their employment positions despite intimate relationships with male legislators. It is clear that Mr. Brodkorb was terminated based on his gender...

He intends to depose all of the female legislative staff employees who participated in intimate relationships, as well as the legislators who were party to those intimate relationships, in support of his claims of gender discrimination.
The Twitter-sphere went wild during a news conference this morning where Brodkorb's legal team discussed their strategy. Here's a sampling of some of the best and funniest reaction: Wouldn't it be the irony of ironies if one of the MNGOP's most notorious operatives ends up being a big reason Republicans lose control of the legislature in November? Stay tuned for the next installment of How the Brodkorb Turns.

:: UPDATE ::
Brodkorb just released a statement responding to allegations made by Secretary of the Senate Cal Ludeman. Yesterday, Ludeman released a statement accusing Brodkorb of attempting to "disrupt the work of the Senate" and "extort a payment from the Senate." Here's Brodkorb's response:

Previous coverage:

-- Amy Koch had "inappropriate relationship" with senate staffer. Was it Michael Brodkorb?
-- Michael Brodkorb domestic dispute: Wife called 911 because "the level of anger in Michael's voice scared both her and their three children"
-- Michael Brodkorb lawyers up, may pursue legal action following termination from Senate
-- Michael Brodkorb leaves Mike Parry congressional campaign
-- Gay community apologizes to Amy Koch for ruining her marriage
-- The Amy Koch Affair
-- Amy Koch apologizes for "engaging in a relationship with a Senate staffer"



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