Racist Facebook Bullying And Threats Prompt Hawaii Lawsuit



A 27-year-old black man from Maui is suing Hertz and Facebook after employees of the rental car company made racist and derogatory comments about him on the social networking site.

Maurice Howard’s attorney, Burton Gould, of Wailuku, filed the complaint in U.S. District Court on Friday afternoon, saying in a press release that the Hertz employees named in the lawsuit threatened and degraded his client in what he says as a hate crime.

“How an African-American customer can be targeted by five management and employees of a nationally recognized car rental company in such a violent and dehumanizing, racist attack in 2012 is beyond my imagination,” Gould said in a statement.

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