NCFM President Harry Crouch, Ladies Night (and the Fresno Grizzlies)

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NCFM
NOTE:

California’s
Unruh
Civil
Rights
Act
is
one
of
the
strongest
civil
rights
acts
in
the
United
States.
Violations
can
result
in
lawsuits.
When
plaintiffs
are
successful,
fines
and
attorney
fees
are
guaranteed,
thereby
incentivizing
businesses
not
to
discriminate
and
attorneys
to
take
a
cases.


The
Unruh
Civil
Rights
Act
(California
Civil
Code
Section
51)
provides
protection
from
discrimination
by
all
business
establishments
in
California,
including
housing
and
public
accommodations,
because
of
age,
ancestry,
color,
disability,
national
origin,
race,
religion,
sex,
and
sexual
orientation.
Other
State
laws
relating
to
prohibitions
of
discrimination
based
on
disability
include

California
Civil
Codes
Sections
54
through
55.2

.

Over
the
past
few
decades
hundreds
of
Unruh
violation
cases
have
been
filed.

NCFM
members
participated
in
most
of
those,
to
the
degree
that
the
New
York
Times,
Mother
Jones,
LA
Times,
and
numerous
other
major
media
outlets
took
note.

Because
of
Unruh,
its
sanctions,
a
handful
of
attorneys,
related
cases
(especially
those
involving
NCFM
members)
and
the
media,
today
socially
acceptable,
stereotyped,
and
wide-spread
discrimination
against
men
and
women
in
public
accommodations
have
largely
stopped.

None
of
which
could
have
been
done
without
the
aid
of
several
attorneys,
including
NCFM
member
attorneys,
who
took
on
such
cases
on
contingency
or
pro
bono.
Without
those
attorneys
there
would
have
been
no
resources
to
continue
our
quest
to
end
such
discrimination
against
men.

In
fact,
NCFM’s
then
President
of
NCFM
Los
Angeles,
Marc
Angelucci,
Esq.
in
Angelucci
v.
Century
Supper
Club
successfully
argued
that
victims
of
discrimination
should
not
have
to
ask
for
equal
treatment
to
have
a
just
claim.
A
position
widely
held
by
other
civil
rights
groups
including
Lambda
Legal,
the
ACLU
of
Southern
California,
Northern
California,
and
San
Diego
&
Imperial
Counties.

Unruh
is
well
established
law.
It
is
strong.
And
even
protects
men.
NCFM
members
have
played
a
pivotal
roll
in
using
Unruh
to
assure
equal
treatment
for
all
of
us.

Regardless,
the
media
often
ridicules
our
members
for
standing
up
for
their
rights.

Below
is
a
segment
of
an
article
about
an
Unruh
case
recently
filed
against
the
Fresno
Grizzlies
minor
league
baseball
team
for
charging
only
men
for
tickets
to
a
game.

What
is
your
opinion?

Harry
Crouch

President,
NCFM


__________________________________


‘Ladies
night’
lawsuit
targets
Fresno
Grizzlies
baseball
team.
Plaintiffs
seek
$5
million”

By
Bryant-Jon
Anteola

Updated
May
07,
2024
10:30
AM

Ladies
Night
at
Chukchansi
Park
could
end
up
costing
the
Fresno
Grizzlies.

Maybe
a
lot
of
money.

Harry
Crouch
and
Christine
Johnson
are
suing
Fresno’s
minor
league
baseball
team
for
holding
a
“ladies
night”
promotion
that
allowed
females
free
admission
to
a
game
last
year.

The
plaintiffs
claim
the
promotion
was
blatant
gender
discrimination
and
violated
a
civil
rights
act.

Seem
like
a
frivolous
lawsuit?

Maybe
not.

Alfred
Rava,
the
San
Diego-based
lawyer
representing
Crouch
and
Johnson,
has
won
or
settled
past
lawsuits
related
to
similar
promotions.
Most
notably,
Rava
helped
clients
reach
a

$500,000
settlement
with
the
Oakland
A’s
from
a
2009
Mother’s
Day
promotion.

Fresno-based
lawyer
Todd
Barsotti,
who
has
been
involved
in
some

high-profile,
gender-discrimination
cases
in
the
past
himself
but
has
no
connections
to
lawsuit
against
the
Grizzlies,
said
he
believes
the
plaintiffs
have
a
valid
lawsuit.

“I’m
sure
the
Grizzlies
had
good
intentions,”
Barsotti
said
when
asked
to
provide
an
objective,
legal
analysis
of
the
lawsuit
that
the
baseball
franchise
is
facing.
“But
you
have
to
be
real
careful
with
things
that
can
seem
like
discrimination.

“I
think
the
Grizzlies
should
have
run
this
promotion
through
counsel
before
they
did
that.
California
is
a
litigious
state
and
very,
very
progressive.”

Rava’s
clients
are
seeking
$5
million
in
damages.


Gender
discrimination
at
baseball
game?

The
Grizzlies
did
not
return
messages
seeking
comment
on
the
lawsuit.

In
the
court
filings,
Crouch
and
Johnson
claimed
they
attended
a
Grizzlies
game
on
May
25,
2023,
when
a
Ladies
Night
promotion
was
held
at
Chukchansi
Park.

Crouch
paid
$18
for
his
ticket;
Johnson
received
a
ticket
that
allowed
her
to
sit
next
to
Crouch
for
free.

The
plaintiffs
claim
the
Grizzlies’
promotion
violated
the
Unruh
Civil
Rights
Act,
which
provides
protection
from
discrimination
by
all
business
establishments
in
California,
including
housing
and
public
accommodations.

The
protections
are
to
prevent
people
from
being
discriminated
against
because
of
their
age,
ancestry
color,
disability,
national
origin,
race,
religion,
sex
and
sexual
orientation.

Crouch,
the
lead
plaintiff,
is
President
for
the
National
Coalition
for
Men,
which
claims
to
be
a
civil
rights
group
that
“aims
to
address
the
ways
sex
and
discrimination
affects
men
and
boys.”

In
addition,
Rava
has
built
much
of
his
career
on
gender-bias
fights.

Rava
told
NBC
7
San
Diego
in
2018
that
he’s
been
involved
in
300
lawsuits
he
viewed
as
gender
discrimination-based.
He
also
claimed
to
have
a
100%
win
rate
regarding
cases
brought
under
the
state’s
Unruh
Act,
according
to
a
Times
of
San
Diego
story
in
2017.

Rava
did
have
at
least
one
high-profile
lawsuit
ruling
against
his
favor
when
in
2007
an
Orange
County
judge
stated
that
the

Los
Angeles
Angels
did
not
discriminate
against
men
when
they
provided
free
tote
bags
to
women
in
a
Mother’s
Day
promotion.

Rava
did
not
return
messages
left
with
his
office.

He
previously
told
KSEE
24:

“The
Fresno
Grizzlies’
ill-conceived
‘Ladies
Night’
promotion
seemingly
sexualized
female
fans
by
treating
them
as
little
more
than
sexual
bait
in
order
to
attract
men
to
buy
tickets
to
the
game.
In
doing
so,
the
Grizzlies’
male-dominated
front
office
managed
to
pull
of
a
rare
trifecta
of
sex
discrimination

misogyny,
exorsexism,
and
misandry
all
at
once

by
treating
female,
nonbinary,
and
male
fans
unequally
based
solely
on
their
gender.”

Read
the
rest
at:

https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article288026405.html#storylink=cpy

This
case
was
picked
up
by
other
media,
see:

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=ncfm+fresno+grizzlies+unruh#ip=1

NCFM
President
Harry
Crouch,
Ladies
Night

(and
the
Fresno
Grizzlies)

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