Planet Fitness Lawsuit Coming in Transgender Battle
Lansing, Michigan attorney David Kallman says he has been hired by Yvette Cormier a Midland area woman who’s Planet Fitness membership was cancelled after she complained about a man in the women’s locker room. The person in question is a man who claims to identify as a woman and therefore was granted access to the women’s area of the club. However the claim of being transgender by Carlotta Sklodowska is questionable to say the least based on numerous sexually explicit comments found on Facebook at other online forums that specifically focus on women. The comments are far too graphic to include, even in part in this article.
Planet Fitness, which has over 900 locations, said it was Cormier that created a disruption at the facility and therefore terminated her membership. Planet Fitness dismissed Cormier’s complaints of a man in the locker room and personal safety concerns before taking her membership away.
Planet Fitness later defended it’s policy of letting adult men in the women’s locker room by issuing a statement that read in part:
Planet Fitness is committed to creating a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for our members. Our gender identity non-discrimination policy states that members and guests may use all gym facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity.
It would seem that if you ‘sincerely feel’ you are of a different gender than any family doctor would conclude, you are free to roam wherever you please at Planet Fitness. If you complain about intact anatomically correct men in the ladies room or vice versa, it is the policy of Planet Fitness to ridicule you and throw you out.
Some liberal outlets like the Huffington Post ridiculed those opposing the policy as conservatives. The policy however has drawn the ire of a lot more than conservatives, Cormier or her attorney. Cathy Brennan, an outspoken lesbian and self pro-claimed women’s rights activist says “Planet Fitness is putting women and girls in danger of assault by men that pretending to be women in an effort to be politically correct.” Brennan who runs the website Gender Identity Watch said the policy is “stupid and dangerous and puts women at risk.”
Kallman says his client will be filing the comprehensive lawsuit soon that will include at a minimum: Invasion of Privacy, Elliott-Larson Act violations, Consumer Protection Act violations and a breach of contract. Kallman says the so called non-judgement policy issued by Planet Fitness after Cormier was kicked out of the club “didn’t appear in the contract before and wasn’t posted anywhere in the building at the time.” Kallman went on to say “It is time to draw a line in the sand and say enough is enough.”
Kallman will be appearing on The Steve Gruber Show, a syndicated talk radio show on Thursday morning to discuss the lawsuit in greater detail and outline for listeners his strategy to protect Cormier from further insult and injury. You can tune in to the show: copy and paste link into navigation bar: