Wade Nkrumah, a one-time spokesman for Mayor Sam Adams, filed his final replay brief with the Oregon Court of Appeals on Jan. 25. Nkrumah is seeking to overturn a Multnomah County Court judge's decision to throw out Nkrumah's 2009 wrongful discharge lawsuit against the city.
In that lawsuit, Nkrumah, a former Oregonian reporter, claimed he was forced to lie to the public about Adams' relationship with a young man named Beau Breedlove and about other matters. Nkrumrah said the requirement that he lie amounted to forcing him out of his job. He asked for nearly $600,000 in damages. Judge Thomas Crist dismissed Nkumrah's lawsuit Sept. 16, 2010.