‘Post’ says it ‘looks forward’ to trial in discrimination suit

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The New York Post has responded to a judge's decision that it must go to trial over a lawsuit from a former employee.

Sandra Guzman has alleged that she was harassed and fired for speaking out against a cartoon printed in the tabloid that was widely perceived as being racist. In a Tuesday ruling first reported by The Huffington Post, U.S. District Court Judge Lorna Schofield granted the Post's parent company, News Corp., its motion to dismiss the suit.

But she tossed out the Post's motion to dismiss.

“We are pleased that the claims against News Corp. were thrown out," a Post spokeswoman told Capital when we reached out for comment on the ruling. "We look forward to presenting the truth about the remaining charges – which are completely unfounded - to a jury.”

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The litigation, which was brought by Guzman, a former Post editor, in late 2009, has been a thorn in the side of editor-in-chief Col Allan for the past four years.

"We are extremely pleased with Judge Schofield’s thoughtful opinion and look forward to holding the NY Post and Col Allan responsible at trial for their discriminatory actions," Guzman's lawyer told HuffPost.

You can view the Post's memorandum for dismissal here.