Discrimination lawsuit thrown out by Mo. judge

Friday, August 8, 2008 | 2:47 p.m. CDT

CAHOKIA, Ill. — A Missouri judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by a man who claimed he was fired from a Cahokia-based business because he refused to go to a topless show.

Bruce Johnson claimed in his December 2006 lawsuit that his boss at MidCoast Aviation became irate when he refused to attend a topless show while attending a Las Vegas trade show.

MidCoast Aviation customizes and repairs jets.

Johnson insisted that attending the show would have compromised his religious beliefs.

U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson of St. Louis dismissed Johnson's lawsuit this week, ruling that Johnson failed to prove he was fired for not attending the show.



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