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Complaint That Sean Penn Threatened Workers Tossed by a Judge

  • NLRB judge calls actor’s email to CORE workers ‘rallying cry’
  • Penn claimed group’s critics guilty of ‘reckless narcissism’
Sean Penn, center.
Sean Penn, center.Source: Bloomberg
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A judge in Los Angeles dismissed a complaint against Sean Penn’s disaster relief organization that claimed a critical email the actor sent the nonprofit’s employees violated labor laws.

Penn’s 2021 message to CORE Response workers was a rallying cry to employees in the midst of CORE’s fight against Covid, not a threat, Administrative Law Judge Lisa Ross said Wednesday in dismissing the National Labor Relations Board case. The decision could be appealed to labor board members in Washington, and from there to federal court.