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Black Girls Code files lawsuit against ousted founder over alleged ‘hijacking’ of website


Black Girls Code filed a lawsuit Monday alleging its founder Kimberly Bryant, who was ousted from her role as a board member and chief executive earlier this month, has “hijacked” the nonprofit’s website.
The heart of the complaint, which was filed with the U.S District Court for the Northern District of California, is over control of the Black Girls Code website. The complaint alleges that Bryant “took a series of inappropriate actions following her termination, including the unlawful hijacking of the BGC website and redirecting site visitors to her own website, which makes several false and misleading statements.”
The lawsuit is the latest in an intensifying legal and corporate battle between Bryant, who created the nonprofit in 2011 to diversify the coding landscape, and the board that she appointed. Bryant filed her own federal lawsuit August 11 alleging wrongful suspension and conflict of interest by board member Heather Hiles.
In this lawsuit filed Monday, BGC alleges that its …

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