Ex-Adams Spokesman Files Appeal Document, Cites "Lies" As Reason He Was Forced Out


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' ...   More
Friday, January 27, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Former Mayoral Spokesman Wade Nkrumah Files Notice of Tort Claim Against Mayor Sam Adams and City

Wade Nkrumah, who resigned as Mayor Sam Adams' spokesman in January, has filed a notice of tort claim (PDF) against the mayor and the City of Portland alleging Adams "damaged his business reputation" when he told KATU that Nkrumah resigned because the job was "not what he signed up for in terms of stress." Nkrumah, a former long-time reporter for The Oregonian, is seeking more than $162,000 ...   More
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 HANK STERN

Ex-Spokesman For Mayor Sam Adams Files Lawsuit (Updated with response)

Wade Nkrumah, who resigned in January as Mayor Sam Adams' spokesman, has followed through with his promise to file a lawsuit against the city over comments the mayor made right after Nkrumah announced his resignation. Nkrumah's suit (PDF), filed today in Multnomah County Circuit Court, seeks $162,489 in economic damages that Nkrumah claims he is owed after he says Adams damaged his business ...   More
Monday, July 20, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Currie Recruits Familiar Names for County Campaign

Chuck Currie, one of eight candidates vying in the May primary to replace Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen, has recruited two familiar names for his campaign team. Currie announced this morning that Bob Durston, a City Hall veteran who served as chief of staff to Erik Sten when Sten was a city commissioner, will chair Currie's campaign. And Wade Nkrumah, a longtime Oregonian reporter, ...   More
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Judge Tosses Lawsuit by Former Spokesman for Mayor Adams

It appears Mayor Sam Adams will avoid being questioned under oath about his relationship with Beau Breedlove—at least in the immediate future. Multnomah County Judge Pro Tem Thomas Crist today tossed out a lawsuit against the City of Portland brought by a former spokesman for Adams. Crist wrote that the city was correct in arguing that Wade Nkrumah had no grounds to sue the city for ...   More
Thursday, September 16, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

More of What We Learned From the Adams-Nkrumah Lawsuit

Reporting our story today about former mayoral spokesman Wade Nkrumah's lawsuit against the City of Portland revealed some interesting items and new information within the hundreds of pages of court documents in the case. Nkrumah's lawsuit alleges that his duty to provide open government as the mayor's spokesman in January 2009 was compromised by repeated lies told to him by Adams and his staff. ...   More
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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