Virginia Biker Who Flipped Off Trump Motorcade Sues Ex-Employer for Sacking

Aaron Brown
April 6, 2018

In the picture, she could be seen giving President Donald Trump's motorcade the middle finger during a bike ride in Virginia, and the Monday after the photo blew up the internet, she was sacked from her job working at Akima.

Juli Briskman filed her lawsuit in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Wednesday, alleging her free speech was violated when she was forced to resign as a marketing analyst at Akima, LLC, over the photograph.

Summary: The biker who flipped off Trump in a viral picture is suing the employer who fired her for violating their social media policy.

See that guy - a senior director of operations at Akima who clearly identifies himself with the company on his social media account - used that account to write "You're a f-ing Libtard -hole" on a Facebook discussion about Black Lives Matter.

Juli Briskman was sacked from the marketing team at Akima LLC in November shortly after she volunteered that she was the one who had made the gesture in a photo that went viral, she said at the time. And never mind that another employee was terrible online and wasn't fired.

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According to Briskman's complaint, the company feared losing contracts as a result of her actions - an unconstitutional form of retaliation.

"Juli's expression of disapproval of the President is fundamental political speech protected by both the United States Constitution and Virginia state law", she said.

Briskman referred a request for an interview to her publicists.

Akima has not returned an email seeking comment.

Over the past few weeks, there have been numerous instances when the entertainers talk politics and current events. Nugent called them ignorant and dangerously stupid. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that Jay-Z was incorrect with his statements and added that as of December 2017, the unemployment rate was down 6.8 percent. Former Secretary of State and the Democratic Party's 2016 Presidential Candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton made a surprise cameo in a pre-recorded skit when she read an excerpt of Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury. But they feared the target of Briskman's action - the Trump administration - would.

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