William Kane, the former CNN microphone technician who filed a $60 million discrimination lawsuit against his former employer for wrongful termination, has reached a settlement according to the Daily News. This past May, Kane alleged that his supervisor John Silva used Kane’s notoriously loud wardrobe as justification for firing him after hearing that Kane was gay.
In addition to purportedly being told that he might be better suited to the “entertainment or makeup” departments, Kane recalled being offered $100 to go to TJ Maxx and buy another outfit during the middle of one particular work day. Since being let go from CNN in 2013 Kane has struggled to find work, according to the lawsuit, and has remained in therapy to deal with the emotional stress.
"Mr. Kane is pleased with the resolution and wishes to put this chapter of his life behind him and move on," Kane’s attorney Rocco Avallone said in a statement. "Mr. Kane hopes that his future employer will be more respectful of his lifestyle and embrace his individuality.”