Cher He is offering to pay the legal bills of a Wisconsin high school security guard whose shooting has sparked protests.
In a tweet on Friday, the singer said she would cover the cost of any lawsuit Marlon Anderson could file for being fired for repeating a racial offense while asking a student to stop using the word.
Anderson, who is black, said the disturbing student at Madison West High School repeatedly used the offense and other obscenities on October 9.
Marlon Anderson poses for a photo on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin. Anderson, a security guard at a Wisconsin high school, was fired after he said he repeated a racial offense while telling a student who called him a word no. to use it. He filed a complaint asking for his job back.
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He repeated the word while warning the student, who is also black.
Madison's school district, which has a zero tolerance policy for racial slurs, has fired Anderson.
Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winning artist Cher called the resignation "disrespectful," especially after the death of Congressman Elijah Cummings, MD, a civil rights leader who "fought for justice" on Thursday.
High school students left school on Friday to protest Anderson's dismissal.
Anderson has filed a complaint and hopes to get his job back.
It is not clear whether the student faced disciplinary action for the use of slander.
The Associated Press and Fox Business contributed to this report.