A black man who decided to wear a Ku Klux Klan hood to a city council meeting in Los Angeles is now $215,000 richer. According to a report by Los Angeles Times, Michael Hunt attended the Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners meeting in 2011 while wearing the KKK hood.
Along with the white hood, Hunt wore a white shirt with the N-word on it. Several individuals asked Hunt to remove his wardrobe because they were offended. Hunt refused to remove the hood and was escorted out by police officers for disturbing a public assembly with “offensive language.”
Hunt was a regular attendee of city council meetings and would often argue about matters of racial discrimination. He said the KKK outfit was used to make a point on racism. Hunt sued the city of Los Angeles for violating his right to free speech. Instead of going through a trial, the city of Los Angeles settled with Hunt for $215,000.
It’s the second time he as received a six figure settlement in the last six years.
In 2009, Hunt, a vendor on Venice Beach, sued the city of Los Angeles for vending restrictions and received $264, 286. His lawyer was also paid $340,000 by the city for legal fees.