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Gymnast Thema Williams Wins Lawsuit Against The TT Gymnastics Federation.

by | Nov 27, 2018

Justice had been done.

This is the belief of gymnast Thema Williams after winning her lawsuit against the TT Gymnastics Federation.

In a 60-page written decision on Monday, Justice Frank Seepersad ordered the TTGF to compensate Williams for its decision to withdraw her from representing Trinidad & Tobago in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and having her replaced with Canadian-born alternate Marisa Dick.

Williams had asked for $11 million but instead Justice Seepersad ordered her to be paid $200,000.

Williams, who was a guest on the Power Breakfast Show on Power 102.1 FM on Tuesday, said it was never about the money…it was about proving a point of bias.

Williams’ earning potential was calculated as having been reduced by 60 per cent.

Justice Seepersad estimated her endorsement income to have been at least $20,000 annually, and factored in possible income she would have earned at least up to the next Olympic Games in 2020.

He therefore ordered she should receive $50,000 for loss of income.

He also awarded her $150,000 for her “mental distress, hurt and humiliation when she was replaced and her sense of disappointment”.

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