There has been a lawsuit filed against Tom Benson’s wife Gayle Benson by an assistant who claims he endured racist comments from the billionaire’s wife, according to a lawsuit.
Rodney Henry’s suit, posted in full by The Times-Picayune reports, describes Tom Benson as defending him against racist attacks from Gayle Benson. This excerpt is from the lawsuit:
After Mr. Benson was settled at the hospital, Mrs. Benson called Mr. Henry and stated “Why did you take my husband to the hospital, you black son of a *****?” Mr. Henry then handed the phone to Mr. Benson and told him what Mrs. Benson had said. Mr. Benson told Mrs. Benson that she should not talk to Mr. Henry in such a manner and further stated “Darling, darling, he was trying to help me.”
A few days later, Mrs. Benson went into Mr. Henry’s office, pointed at him in an aggressive manner, and stated “whatever goes on in this office stays in this office because I think you are the one telling Rita.”
Within earshot of Mr. Henry, Mrs. Benson then stated to one of the Saints’ Executive Assistants “I hate that black son of a ***** and am going to get rid of him.”
This is another part
When the Saints were in training camp at Greenbrier in July/August 2014, Mr. Henry stayed in the same home as Mr. and Mrs. Benson. Upon their arrival to Greenbrier, however, Mrs. Benson required that Mr. Henry stay in a small room which had no air conditioning and no towels. Further, the room where Mrs. Benson required Mr. Henry to stay only had bunk beds designed for children to sleep in.
The next morning, Mr. Benson was outraged that Mr. Henry was being required to stay in an inferior room and, in front of Mrs. Benson, told Mr. Henry to move to a full-size room on the second floor in the main hallway. Mrs. Benson then told Mr. Benson that the small room with no air conditioning “was perfect” for Mr. Henry. As soon as Mr. Benson left the room, Mrs. Benson looked at Mr. Henry and screamed “I hate you.” Mr. Henry did not respond.