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”.