Today in New York, NASCAR filed its response to Mauricia Grant's racial discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit. As expected, they defend their decision to terminate her employment, deny she ever filed any complaints and dug up some interesting tidbits.
Associated Press - [NASCAR's response] claims Mauricia Grant used several stereotypes in describing herself and was repeatedly reprimanded for tardiness and other behavioral issues.
Canadian Press - One of Grant's past boyfriend's file a temporary restraining order against her in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging death threats and harassing calls to his home and work.
"She has made many threats on my life and job. She called my job ... up to six times attempting to slander my name and have me fired," Lowery wrote in his request for protection. "She has been spotted in front of my home on several occasions. She has contacted all of my family and friends attempting to make threats and slander my name. She has also contacted my current girlfriend and I feel she is in jeopardy as well."
Grant also was jailed for two days in July 2004, for driving under the influence in Los Angeles. She pleaded no contest a month later, but failed to meet the terms of her probation and a bench warrant was issued for her arrest in January 2005.