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Author who tried to get a Black train worker fired sues her ex-publisher for $13.4 million



- Follow-up to this post
- Natasha Tynes got slammed on Twitter for contacting Washington DC Metro's Twitter to report that a Black female train worker ate on the train (which is against the DC metro policy), posting a picture of the employee and giving detailed info so DC Metro can find her in order to get her fired (she didn't get fired in the end btw)
- Tynes, who got a book deal for her first novel 'They Called Me Wyatt' (which is about a Jordanian woman that reincarnated as a White boy after being murdered but kept her consciousness), was criticized for endangering a fellow WOC's livelihood and ignoring the difficulties of working a 9-5 job
- The backlash was so big her publisher pulled her book deal and Tynes set her account on private
- Tynes since says she has received death threats following this and her loss of book deal gave her suicidal thoughts
- She accuses her ex-publisher, the "all-white" (her words) Rare Bird Lit, of breaching their contract with her and defaming her thus sueing them for $13.4 million

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Tags: books / authors, legal / lawsuit, race / racism
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