EXCLUSIVE: Attorney for the Women Suing the AKAs Defends his Clients

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JACQUE REID:  Do they want membership?  What do they want?

J. WYNDAL GORDON:  They want any number of things.  They want an apology.  And I’m talking about the mothers.

TOM JOYNER :  Do they want money?

J. WYNDAL GORDON:  You guys are caught up on the daughters because the daughters make the story for you …

TOM JOYNER :  Do they want money?

J. WYNDAL GORDON:  this is really about the mothers and the members.

TOM JOYNER :  Lawyer, do they want money?

J. WYNDAL GORDON:  I mean if that’s the only way to get justice, what we’re seeking is justice.  If it includes money, if it includes, whatever that entails, that’s what …

TOM JOYNER :  How much money?

J. WYNDAL GORDON:  Well, that’s what a jury decides.  That’s not our decision to make…

TOM JOYNER :  How much are you asking for?

J. WYNDAL GORDON:  How much are we asking for?  We demanded over $75,000 so that we can meet the minimum threshold of Federal Court.  But again the jury makes those decisions, not us.

JACQUE REID:  What about witness tampering?

J. WYNDAL GORDON:  Oh, yeah.  I’m glad you brought that up.  As a result of our lawsuit, AKA states in writing that they were suspending my clients’ privileges and threatened to expel them.  Under Federal law that is a criminal violation 18USC 1512 which prohibits witness tampering.  It carries a 20 year period of incarceration at worst.

JACQUE REID:  So they kicked out one of the mothers?

J. WYNDAL GORDON:  They kicked out both of the mothers for merely trying to enforce their rights under AKA’s constitution, yes.

JACQUE REID:  Hmm?  Wow.

J. WYNDAL GORDON:  So there’s a lot involved in this case.

JACQUE REID:  Are these girls still on campus at Howard?

J. WYNDAL GORDON:  They’re still on campus at Howard.  They intend to graduate on time.  And they intend to pursue their respective careers rather successfully.

TOM JOYNER :  And they want to bring down the AKA.

SYBIL WILKES :  Oh, Tom.

J. WYNDAL GORDON:  Tom, I see them bringing up the AKA because the AKA needs to respect the rights of their members.  That’s not bringing anybody down, that’s raising them up.  That’s elevating them.  The AKA should be an organization that respects the rights of its members and is beholden and bound by its own …

SYBIL WILKES :  And holding them to a standard.

TOM JOYNER :  Hmm.  Right.

JACQUE REID:  J. Wyndal, are you Greek?

J. WYNDAL GORDON:  I’m sorry?

SYBIL WILKES :  Are you a Greek?

JACQUE REID:  Are you a member of a Greek organization?

J. WYNDAL GORDON:  I’m a member of a Greek organization, but I’m African-American.  (Chuckle)

JACQUE REID:  Okay.

SYBIL WILKES :  (Laugh)

TOM JOYNER :  Okay.

JACQUE REID:  Okay, J. Wyndal.  J. Wyndal Gordon.  Alright, thank you.

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16 thoughts on “EXCLUSIVE: Attorney for the Women Suing the AKAs Defends his Clients

  1. hi well why would you want to read in. to be a true greek you need TO CROSS THE BURNING SANDS. I’M A ALPHA MAN.

  2. hi well i’v never heard of this before. so they just wanted to be read in. you really need to CROSS THE BURNING SANDS to be true GREEK. hey i’m a ALPHA MAN. A PHI.

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  4. When brotherhood/sisterhood organizational membership becomes more about the membership and less about the bond, it’s time to decide is these organizations revelant. It’s a question that civil rights activist and scholar Dr. Georg Iggers, lamented about in a letter addressed to his brothers, PHI BETA SIGMA. Let’s face it, these ladies were upset that their girls didnt become AKA’s and decided to sue into the organization. It spits in the face of anyone who worked hard to join an organization.

  5. uptil I saw the paycheck which had said $6364, I did not believe that my sister realie making money in their spare time from there computar.. there neighbor has been doing this 4 less than 23 months and just repayed the morgage on there apartment and got a brand new Aston Martin DB5. I went here,……. http://www.miniurl.com/s/7rZ

  6. Ok..from what I’m hearing and from my understanding, the legacy policy gives, “PRIORITY” to the daughters of members not automatic induction. So it seems that these girls tried to ride in on their mothers skirts and were turned away. Now their mothers are pissed off and decided to take it out on the sorority the they “so-called” loved!!! It makes me sick. Theses girls could have joined and Alumni chapter after they graduated! Who waits until there Senior year to try and pledge!!?? I’m on the side of AKA with this one!! I hope they don’t get in and their mothers remain banned!!

  7. If it happened in 2010 and they are senior now, then they probably were sophomores…STOP the HAZING Greeks! It is ILLEGAL!!! Ppl are being murdered and incarcerated behind this. How is a bond created by unified demeaning of people of African descent? We get tore down by outside sources. Just start the process with the ‘building up’ phase. We are broken as a ppl to begin with!!!!

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  9. He is wrong. The Legacy clause doesn’t give anyone the “right” to join the organization. Some schools and chapters have caps on how many legacies can even be on the line. If not, you have chapters of nothing but legacies and that isn’t fair to non-legacies.

  10. What is the point of joining a sorority? I volunteer and help the community, I do not need a sorority to do that.

  11. Sadly we all say, “Get it in Writing”, this interview today (as I listened to the Radio) the charges touched a few hearts! (Tom) Then I heard the keyword that I need to hear and it came in a question about “how much are they suing for?” I go back to the beginning “Get it in Writing”, AKA’s burned themselves and in my eyes damaged their reputation too! If a promenade Greek Organization can’t seem to honor what they say or write, then may be it’s time to take them down off that pedal-stool! I’m hoping they settle like smart folks, but then again the arrogance of them will try bringing in the big shot Lawyers and losing to a Jury! Because anyone with sense sitting on that Jury will say “You put it down in Writing so HONOR IT! Tom I know you going to hate it, but “Truth is real!

  12. Nothing worse than a mad mama. Feel kinda lucky that my mom had no idea what it was, and couldn’t care less. I joined as a junior, and the amount of work to be done my last year of school on top of studies was unreal. So to join as a senior, and be mad if you don’t make it? Silly. Of all the things surrounding graduation, getting a job, going to grad school – the moms pick THIS to spend time, money and effort on? There are real people in the world whose children are getting killed because their “rights” aren’t being upheld – and these mothers come with this mess? Their kids are alive and well, about to have college degrees. So many people do more with less. They should be ashamed.

    • Brush up on the LAW and stop all the silly replies! “IF YOU PUT IT IN WRITING, BE ABOUT IT” your writing is much like your WORD! If your WORD means nothing than that tells everyone what you are about!

  13. The more I think on this(mess)…it sounds like they were pledging their freshman year. Meaning, they were “on line”. The line was busted, and dropped. However, the constitution has a clear, set in stone, zero tolerance for those who haze or subjected themselves to hazing. It sounds to me, like the moms want the hazing incident overlooked, because their daughters are legacies. And…they want some money. Sad.

  14. I’m glad they were removed. Period. When you love your organization, no matter what, you do not subject them PUBLIC scrutiny. Furthermore, they are going to get a huge surprise. I know for a fact that the legacey clause is a “revolving” clause. Meaning, some years it’s valid, others it is not.

    Secondly, when you wait until your senior year to join a sorority, it is not to serve the community, but rather to elevate your resume, and “we” know that, and often deny your application.

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