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About a week after a jury awarded a bakery $44 million dollars in a libel case against Oberlin College, the school’s president is speaking out – once again denying claims that it aided and abetted students during a racially-charged protest against Gibson’s Bakery.

The Gibsons sued the college and a top administrator for defamation and inflicting emotional distress.  The college responded to the judgment – saying they were disappointed in the jury’s decisions, denying they defamed the bakery.

Protests erupted outside of Gibson’s bakery in November of 2016 – accusing the bakery of racial profiling after a Black Oberlin student was arrested for shoplifting. Police say the student tangled with an employee – and two other students got involved.

All three were charged and all three later pled guilty and issued statements saying that the Gibsons’ actions were not racially motivated. Later, Gibson’s sued the college for libel, claiming that the college egged on students and interfered with their business.

The jury awarded the bakery $44 million dollars.

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