Woke College Owes Big Money to Family-Owned Bakery It Slandered

A woke college is facing approximately $4 million in interest charges as it continues to refuse to pay $33 million in court-ordered defamation damages to a family-owned bakery that it slandered as racist.

In 2019, Oberlin College was ordered to pay Gibson’s Bakery $33 million for defamation damages after then-dean of students Meredith Raimondo orchestrated a woke mob to attack the business, slandering the family who owned the bakery as racists after an incident in which they called the police on three black students who allegedly shoplifted a bottle of wine.

The Gibsons had sued Oberlin College and Raimondo for slander, accusing both the faculty and administrators of encouraging protests against the bakery by “suspending classes, distributing flyers, and supplying protesters with free food and drink.”

However, according to reporting from the Associated Press, “The three students arrested at Gibson’s pleaded guilty in August to attempted theft and aggravated trespassing and said in statements required by a plea agreement that their actions were wrong and that the store wasn’t racist.”

Despite the allegations of racism being proven false, Gibson’s Bakery is reportedly struggling to survive as students are continuing to boycott the 137-year-old bakery and the false allegations continue to haunt the family-owned business.

Meanwhile, Oberlin College is still refusing to pay the court-ordered damage, which was to be paid to the bakery by April 1. From their continued refusal, the college now faces paying an additional $4 million in interest on top of the $33 million that they already owe, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

Sadly, two of the plaintiffs are now deceased — Gibson’s Bakery owner Allyn Gibson and his son, David Gibson. The family still awaits the money they were awarded in the lawsuit against the woke college.

Earlier this year, the Ninth District Court of Appeals handed down a 3-0 decision which upheld the 2019 ruling in the case.

Nevertheless, Oberlin has reportedly appealed the ruling once again. The latest appeal is set to be heard by the Ohio Supreme Court, after two lower courts previously rejected the woke college’s attempts to avoid paying the Gibson family.

The $33 million award is the largest defamation verdict in Ohio history.