Tommy R. Bennett, openly gay and Rev Jesse Jackson’s former National Director of Community Affairs at Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition, filed a discrimination and wrongful termination complaint against his former employer, Jackson.
According to Windy City Times, Bennett claims he “was summoned to Rev. Jackson’s hotel room” at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel. He was told to apply cream to Jackson who “had a rash between his legs.” Bennett states that he refused.
His complaint tells of a second incident at that hotel, when the Rev called Bennett at 1am to take notes. “When Mr. Bennett arrived, Rev. Jackson was dressed only in his briefs and a v-neck t-shirt.” Bennett declares Jackson was sexually excited.