When Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch resigned superfast last December, she tried to pull the Sarah Palin Special “I didn’t want Minnesota to suffer a lame duck leader” total tripe and utter nonsense. Hey it was worth a shot! She was rather cut off in the knees on that, though, when the new majority leader immediately held a press conference and went on record as saying no, actually, it was totally because she’s a slut. Now the presumed object of her affection, Michael Brodkorb — a staffer who was fired at the same time (the married) Koch resigned — is making the whole leadership plotz with, get this, a sex discrimination lawsuit. Ladies who were boned by their freaky old legislative bosses were not fired, he claims, but men who boned their hot-to-trot legislators, were! Oh lucky Minnesota press corps, what fun you are having you betcha also too.
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 job.
The Star Tribune reports that “Brodkorb’s legal team is prepared to dig deep into the romantic lives of legislators and staffers.”
From Mr. Brodkorb’s lawyers:
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.
Brodkorb is suing for upwards of half a million clams.