Ex-Gov. Doug Wilder sues VCU leaders after personnel dispute

Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder
Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder(WDBJ7)
Published: Jul. 19, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. - Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder recently sued leaders of the Richmond university where he works following a public personnel dispute in which Wilder had pushed for the firing of an employee he accused of threatening him.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the controversy began earlier this year when a former Virginia Commonwealth University employee sent a series of texts critical of Wilder’s ties to Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

The 91-year-old Wilder filed the lawsuit Friday in federal court. He’s representing himself.

A spokesperson for the university didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

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