UPDATE: Howard Univ. AKA’s Accused of ‘Witness Tampering’ in Lawsuit


On March 8, we reported that Howard University seniors Laurin Compton and Lauren Cofield decided to sue Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., over human rights violations for not admitting them into the sorority and ignoring their “legacy” status–which means that both of their mothers are members of the AKA sorority.

The case took a turn recently as the AKA’s were accused of witness tampering for allegedly suspending the privileges of the women’s mothers Sandra Compton and Lessie Cofield, during the case. The action of the sorority against the parents caused Compton to not attend a hearing, according to the plaintiffs.  Judge Rosemary Collyer found the tampering “deplorable,” but she did not penalize the sorority, according to the Huffington Post.

The women’s attorney, self-proclaimed “Warrior Lawyer” J. Wyndal Gordon, took to his Facebook page with the latest results saying:

AKA SORORITY, INC. “GUILTY” OF WITNESS TAMPERING: “The Court finds that the actions of AKA were deplorable and inadvisable, as at least AKA’s counsel now concedes, and had the impact of impeding testimony.” Compton, et al., v. AKA Sorority, Inc., et al. And we’re just getting started. –The Warrior Lawyer!!

The families are attempting to stop the sorority from being able to bring in new members until they come to some sort of agreement.

Read more here.

-J.C. Brooks

3 thoughts on “UPDATE: Howard Univ. AKA’s Accused of ‘Witness Tampering’ in Lawsuit”

  1. If you’re going to report the news at least report correct information. Howard’s AKAs were not accused of anything. The chapters which the mothers were apart of suspended them. Those two old women were not members of Howard’s Alpha Chapter. Alpha did not issue their suspension.

  2. Thank you for noticing our faux pas. We have made changes to reflect that it was indeed not Howard University’s AKA chapter that was responsible for suspending the women, but the AKA sorority itself. Please keep visiting our site and thanks again! If you have any further questions, please refer to the link at the end of the story for further details on the case.

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