Oral Roberts plaintiff frequent litigant

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A former professor who is suing Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma has a history of litigation and was investigated in a stock scheme, a report says.

Tim Brooker filed at least four unsuccessful state and federal lawsuits against various officials in Arkansas and other states, and has been a defendant in at least two civil suits since 2000, The Tulsa (Okla.) World reported.


All the suits were thrown out, the newspaper said.

Brooker is one of three former professors suing the school, President Richard Roberts and other defendants, claiming Brooker was forced to resign and his wife, Paulita, and Professor John Swails were wrongfully fired.

The suit claims the allegedly forced resignation and wrongful firings came after Brooker and Swails gave the university's regents a document containing various allegations involving Roberts and his wife, the World said.

Brooker has frequently targeted former Benton County, Ark., Sheriff Andy Lee with suits and claims, the newspaper said.

Lee said Brooker was angered when the sheriff refused to support parole for a convicted rapist who also happened to be a distant relative of Gov. Bill Clinton, the newspaper said. The story gained national attention in 1990 when Clinton blocked the parole.


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