The Washington City Paper today reports that the judge in the lawsuit against Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. has reprimanded the organization for tampering with potential witnesses. According to the Paper, the organization allegedly revoked membership privileges for the mothers of the two litigants in the lawsuit, Laurin Compton and Lauren Cofield. This action allegedly provoked witnesses from cooperating with the court, and dissuaded Compton’s mother from attending a hearing. From the report:
In an opinion released Thursday, Judge Rosemary Collyer slammed the tampering as “deplorable” and “supercilious.” Collyer decided not to sanction the sorority for the tampering, but that didn’t depress their outspoken attorney, J. Wyndal Gordon.