09-17-2011, 11:48 AM
A man filed a lawsuit Friday claiming he was fired from the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition because he is gay. ......Tommy R. Bennett claims Jackson fired him unjustly and the civil rights leader forced him to perform “uncomfortable” tasks, including escorting various women to hotel rooms to meet Jackson for sex, according to a suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court..... The claims mirror allegations Bennett made last year in a complaint to Chicago’s Commission on Human Relations. .....Bennett claims he worked for PUSH starting in July 2007, and was both an organizer and Jackson’s travel assistant.