Michael Brodkorb files paperwork to begin lawsuit against Minnesota Senate

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Michael Brodkorb took the first step toward filing a federal discrimination lawsuit
Michael Brodkorb declined to take questions at a press conference this afternoon announcing that he has filed paperwork with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to begin a lawsuit against the Minnesota Senate.

Through his attorney Gregory Walsh, Brodkorb announced that he will be suing Secretary of the Senate Cal Ludeman for defamation after Ludeman accused Brodkorb of trying to "extort" a payment.

Walsh said the Senate has been "unwilling" to move the process along so they've filed a request with the EEOC for a "right-to-sue" notice, a necessary first step to formally filing a federal gender discrimination lawsuit.

"Our goal is to have the Senate agree to mediation," Walsh said.

That, Walsh said, is nothing new. Brodkorb's goal has always been to "get quietly to the table."

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Cal Ludeman fired Michael Brodkorb, then he accused him of extorting the Minnesota Senate

Brodkorb was fired by the Minnesota Senate last December, following former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch's resignation after her fellow Republicans confronted her with allegations she was having an affair with Brodkorb.

Brodkorb claims his termination amounts to gender discrimination and has said he will depose female staffers who have had affairs with male legislators to prove his claim.

Secretary of the Senate Ludeman personally fired Brodkorb last December at the Moose Country restaurant in Lilydale.

A Republican senator spoke to City Pages earlier this week and said Brodkorb wasn't fired for having an affair with Amy Koch.

According to that senator, Brodkorb had been protected by Koch from being punished for "abusive" behavior around the statehouse even though "numerous" senators complained about the former Senate Republican caucus communications director.

Brodkorb has denied those claims.

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19 comments
TroyB3
TroyB3

What a Cornkorb! Again!

Phoenix
Phoenix

So how long do you think he'll wait before he writes the book?  He pretty much has to, now -- he's burned his bridges with the RPM and they won't hire him even for chicken-suit duty. Gotta find some way to enhance his revenue stream, especially if the lawsuit gambit fails.

the seal
the seal

My how he just exudes personal responsibility and stewardship of taxpayer dollars.

Mark Gisleson
Mark Gisleson

Wow -- glasses and hair! Someone's trying to lose the professional wrestler/bankster look....

Sue, baby, sue.

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

There is going to have to be all kinds of proof for this to work at all.

Jeff Gobats
Jeff Gobats

"Brodkorb claims his termination amounts to gender discrimination and has said he will depose female staffers who have had affairs with male legislators to prove his claim."Oh this is gonna be good. Grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the train-wreck. 

FellowHuman
FellowHuman

At willllllllllllllllllllll means at will, Brodkorb gonna have to pay lots of LAWYER bills... oh, doo doo doo....

FellowHuman
FellowHuman

Sigh. Believe me, 'Mn Voter,' pretending to be me reveals you to be sad. I don't want to be me half the time.

FellowHuman
FellowHuman

That is old, it has been old since after the first time you said it. If there are going to be three Brodkorb articles a day as developments crop up, please don't think you should make that same joke each time.

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

Real men like dogs, fyi. Cats suck ass, and are also for weird single chicks.

TroyB3
TroyB3

Lol umad bro? Cat loving Corncob!

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

Troy Blackford - Cat lover. I think that says everything we need to know about you.... weidro

FellowHuman
FellowHuman

Yeah, you figured me out, stalker weirdo creep impersonator. I think the fact that I now know you live in Chaska should make you shut up and stop stalking me and impersonating me before I report your IP address.

TroyB3
TroyB3

Blah blah blah. Not reading it, Corncob. Go pet a cat.

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