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Bakery Owners Accused Of Racism Awarded Millions More In Punitive Damages

(ONN) – The owners of a bakery who were accused of racism have been awarded more than $44 million in a lawsuit claiming Oberlin College hurt their business and libeled them.

A jury in Lorain County awarded David Gibson, his son Allyn, and Gibson’s Bakery $33 million in punitive damages on Thursday.

That comes on top of an earlier award of $11 million in compensatory damages.

Allyn Gibson, who is white, confronted a black student who had shoplifted wine in 2016.

Two other black students joined in and assaulted Gibson.

The episode triggered protests against the business.

A spokesperson for Oberlin College declined to comment.



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