Lawsuit alleges Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot cursed at officials who wanted to display Columbus statue

According to a lawsuit filed by a former Chicago Park District deputy general counsel who made a deal with an Italian American group to allow a Christopher Columbus statue to be used in a parade, Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot allegedly told him, “My d*** is bigger than yours and the Italians. I have the biggest d*** in Chicago.”

That statue was taken away on Lightfoot’s orders in 2020 after it became the target of protests and vandalism. The statue is the property of the Chicago Park District, which was sued by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans seeking the statue’s return.

At a meeting between Lightfoot and Park District lawyers, Lightfoot allegedly warned them they had to submit their actions to the city’s legal department for approval, adding not “to do a f***ing thing with that statute without my approval.”

“’Get that f***ing statue back before noon tomorrow or I am going to have you fired. … What the f*** were you thinking? … You make some kind of secret agreement with Italians,” Lightfoot said, according to the lawsuit. “My d*** is bigger than yours and the Italians. I have the biggest d*** in Chicago.”

The lawsuit claims she also snapped, “You are out there stroking your d*** over the Columbus statue, I am trying to keep Chicago police officers from being shot and you are trying to get them shot.”

Lightfoot has not taken any questions regarding the lawsuit, but she did issue a brief statement.

“I am aware of the lawsuit that has been filed by a former Chicago Park District employee. While I will continue my practice of not commenting on the specific claims alleged in pending litigation, I feel compelled to state that the deeply offensive and ridiculous claims are wholly lacking in merit, and I welcome the opportunity to prove that fact in court. Furthermore, to be clear, I never have and never will harbor any animus toward Italians or Italian Americans.”




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