The Virginia-based company that fired an employee who was captured in a viral photo flipping her middle finger at President Donald Trump’s motorcade is rebuffing her claims in a lawsuit that says she was unlawfully terminated.
Akima LLC, a federal government contractor, fired Juli Briskman in October 2017, only days after she was photographed giving a middle finger to the Trump motorcade as it passed by her on a Saturday cycling outing. A journalist traveling with the motorcade shot the image, and the photo quickly rocketed across the web and national television. Briskman posted the photo on her Twitter and Facebook pages.
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