JESSE JACKSON GAY SEX SHOCKER LEGAL WAR

Published on: September 21, 2011
Photography by: Splash News Online
JESSE JACKSON GAY SEX SHOCKER LEGAL WAR

Shocking lawsuit alleges that REV.  JESSE JACKSON sexually harassed him, wanted him to perform oral sex, and was then forced to clean up after Jackson’s sexploits, The ENQUIRER has learned. 

In a Cook County, Chicago lawsuit, a former gay employee who worked for Jackson’s  Rainbow Coalition,  claims he was sexually harassed by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and when he refused, the staffer was fired in  2009.

Tommy R. Bennett, aka “Aruba Tommy”, who’s sexual orientation is well known, the lawsuit claims,  based on his appearances on syndicated radio show “The Tom Joyner Morning Show, says he worked in three positions for the Rainbow Push Coalition, from July 2007 until Dec. 23, 2009.

 He was hired as national director of community affairs,  according to his complaint, and says Bennett later became de facto national field director of the Rainbow Coalition  and Jackson's personal travel assistant.

 Bennett says the discrimination against him began "almost immediately" after he was hired, because of he was gay.

 According to the complaint, as Jackson's travel assistant, Bennett says, he was "subjected to humiliating tasks.

"It was well known (Tamara) Holder was a mistress of Rev. Jackson. As Rev. Jackson's travel assistant, Mr. Bennett had been to Ms. Holder's apartment with Rev. Jackson and was told to wait in the car while he went into her apartment."

According to the lawsuit, in 2008, Bennett says, he was accused "of faxing a letter to the Jackson family from Kinkos at 2 a.m. informing them of the affair between Rev. Jackson and Ms. Holder."

   But Bennett responds in the legal docs, "After Rainbow Push did a thorough investigation of the letter, they found out that the letter came from Judge Vanessa Hobson, who was another mistress of Rev. Jackson."

    According to Bennett's 10-page complaint, Jackson "summoned" him to his room at the O'Hare Hilton in May 2008, and told him "to clean up and pack his things after he had spent the night with Ms. Holder."

Bennett says Jackson flew to New York that day, where, upon arrival, he again was summoned to Jackson's room, where Jackson told him "that he had a rash between his legs. Rev. Jackson instructed Mr. Bennett to go to the drug store to purchase a prescription."

The complaint continues in lurid detail: "Mr. Bennett picked up the prescription and brought it back to his room. Rev. Jackson was wearing white brief underwear and instructed Mr. Bennett to apply the cream on his inner thigh. Mr. Bennett refused. Rev. Jackson became very angry and called Mr. Bennett a 'little mother**ker.'"

In another explicit paragraph, Bennett claims that after fetching Cialis (a male performance enhancement drug) to Jackson at dinner, at the O'Hare Hilton, Jackson "summoned" him to his room at 1 a.m. "to take notes."

 The complaint states: "When Mr. Bennett arrived, Rev. Jackson was dressed only in his underwear (briefs) and a V-neck shirt. While Mr. Bennett was taking notes, Rev. Jackson had an erection and was stroking his penis with his hand in his underwear. Rev. Jackson's breathing was accelerated. Before Mr. Bennett left, Rev. Jackson stated that white folks took the word 'gay' and gave the word its own definition.

“Rev. Jackson further stated that he was a real poor child in North Carolina and his name was first Jesse Burns, and then Jesse Robinson and then he became Jesse Jackson.

"Rev. Jackson stated that he played football and there was a gay high school teacher who took Rev. Jackson under his wings and told him that he needed education to go along with football. Rev. Jackson said 'from that gay teacher, I got a good grade, I got to use his car, I got ten dollars and I got my (expletive) sucked.' Rev. Jackson said, 'that's not gay, that is surviving.'

“Mr. Bennett understood this to mean that Rev. Jackson wanted him to perform oral sex on him. Mr. Bennett left the room."

 Bennett charges in the lawsuit that on Dec. 23, 2009, he was told he was being laid off due to lack of funding.  But Bennett says a replacement was immediately hired for his position and others were hired after he was laid off.

According to the legal docs,  Bennett is demanding $98,300 in back pay, and $350,000 in punitive damages, for sexual harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.