Another suit filed against JSU athletic director - - Jackson, MS

Another suit filed against JSU athletic director

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Another lawsuit has been filed against Jackson State University and its athletics director.

The latest lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Jackson by former JSU athletics ticket manager Annie S. Jackson. Jackson says she was fired in May 2012 in retaliation for her friendship with another former employee, Lolita Ward.

Ward previously sued the school and Athletic Director Vivian Fuller based on allegations of sexual harassment.

JSU spokesman Eric Stringfellow has said the school denies the allegations "and will vigorously defend the university's good name."

This is the fifth lawsuit filed on behalf of former JSU employees by attorney Rogen Chhabra.

Chhabra says he's limited in what he can say, but says this lawsuit is similar to some of the others that allege retaliation.

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