The plaintiff's lawsuit is being funded by the Times Up organization and the real purpose is to change the culture within the FBI.
A group of female former FBI recruits is suing the bureau for alleged gender discrimination, accusing the agency of allowing a “good old boy network” to flourish at its training academy.
The 16 women, seven of whom still work at the FBI, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Washington claiming the bureau subjected them to a hostile work environment and outdated gender stereotypes as well as punished them with a review process biased towards males and overt sexual harassment. Each of the women had been training to become special agents during the time they allege the discrimination occurred.
According to the lawsuit, the women claim the FBI intentionally allowed the “Good Old Boy Network” to flourish unrestrained at the academy, its influence seen in subjective evaluations by mostly male instructors who dismissed female trainees “at a rate significantly and disproportionately higher than their male counterparts.”
The suit also names former FBI director James Comey, who is accused by one of the women of personally dismissing her complaints, and Mark Morgan, who is President Trump’s nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement.