OneNewsNow, a product of the anti-gay homophobic organization American Family Association reports the following:
Central Michigan University is being sued after one of their women’s basketball players said she was kicked off the team due to her heterosexuality.
Brooke Heike was a high school basketball star who was aggressively sought after by several colleges that wanted the league MVP from Washington Township, Michigan, to continue her record-breaking rebounding and shot-blocking skills on their campus. After leading her team to its first conference title in 18 years as a high school senior, the 6-foot-2 forward decided to attend Central Michigan University, which offered her a full scholarship.
But Heike says she fell out of favor in 2007 with CMU’s new women’s basketball head coach, Sue Guevara, and was eventually kicked off the team. She claims the coach, who is allegedly lesbian, took issue with her heterosexuality. Cindy Rhodes Victor of the Victor Firm, PLLC is representing Heike.
“She was not only kicked off the team, but her scholarship was taken away because the coach kept telling her that she wasn’t her ‘type,’” Victor explains. “And when Brooke would ask what was that, [Guevara] would say ‘I don’t want you to wear makeup, you have a boyfriend, I don’t want you to have a boyfriend…you’re too girly girl’ — that type of thing.”
I don’t believe this story for one second, probably because once upon a time I was falsey accused of sexual harassment by a straight girl.
In 2000, I was the Human Resources & Operations Manager for the Rockford, IL Borders store. I inherited a lot of troublesome team members from the former HR Manager. One girl in particular (we’ll call her Bitchy Goth Girl) had been playing the attendance system for over 2 years. She was always late for work. No matter how many times I moved her start time to a later time – upon her request – she still couldn’t get to work on time. Her luck finally ran out and I was in the process of writing her termination notice when my General Manager informed me that I was being investigated for sexual harassment. Bitchy Goth Girl told my manager that I was refusing to be flexible with her schedule because I was angry she was a straight girl who wasn’t interested in me.
Umm, I am not attracted to goth women.
Black lipstick. That brooding miserable mopey look. Pastey white skin. The “death and destruction is near” mentality. It’s not my thing. She was never my type and even if she was, I would never mix business and pleasure. But, Bitchy Goth Girl assumed that just because she had a pussy and I am a lesbian, that people would automatically believe it’s possible that I did indeed sexually harass her.
I haven’t seen much press on the Heike and Guevara story, but if anyone has any insight, please chime in. Considering the source for this story was the AFA, I’m seriously doubting its validity.
As for Bitchy Goth Girl . . . the case disappeared and I never heard another word about it. Two months later, my General Manager dismissed Bitchy Goth Girl because of her attendance record. But, the sexual harassment claim became a part of my permanent record. I thought that was kinda fucked up. That situation made me doubt the validity of all sexual harassment claims – even if a guy is the accused. It’s women like Bitchy Goth Girl who screw things up for women who really are dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace.