Cher triumphant in gay discrimination suit

By Editors

Originally published on September 27 2001 12:00 AM ET

A wrongful-termination lawsuit filed against Cher by an accountant was tossed out by a Los Angeles superior court jury, reports the New York Daily News. Accountant Salvatore Sampino argued that he lost his job with Cher in May 2000 after alleging that labor violations had taken place during the construction of her Malibu mansion and that coworkers had harassed him because he's gay. Cher testified that Sampino never worked for her directly but was an employee of a subcontractor on the job site. She signed autographs for jurors after the verdict was delivered.