My story goes back more than seven years. I was hired to drive for visiting Saudi Royals in my previous hometown of Rochester, MN. I was fired the next day being told "They don't want women drivers". I found out the only other women drivers also got fired on the same day for the same reason. We were female.
We contacted a non profit named Gender Justice in St. Paul, Minnesota and they agreed to represent the three of us. It took over seven years to navigate the justice system. We were awarded a judgement; each of us to receive $130,000. We hired a collection agent, however the Prince named passed away during the collection phase in July of 2017.
I became an online advocate in 2010 for overturning the ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia. I like to think our case and my advocacy helped this cause, even in a small way.
Congratulations ladies! The ban is set to be removed in June 2018!!
I am attempting to now crowdfund my legal judgement award. A percentage is donated to my local outreach center and food bank, both of which have helped me and my family immensely during a transitional period. La Puente of Alamosa helped pay my rent for almost a year while I got back on my feet and was able to finish my ebook. They were aware of my case and helped me a lot.
This is the final chapter of the Cooper vs Prince case. I am hopeful it has set a precedent and protects future women from facing blatant gender discrimination; especially those who are hired for Saudi Royal entourages.
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