$10 million lawsuit against Black Lives Matter leader tossed by judge


A  California judge threw out a $10 million lawsuit against the national Black Lives Matter movement and its leader earlier this week.

The lawsuit was filed last year by Melina Abdullah and her breakaway civil rights group called BLM Grassroots, which accused Shalomyah Bowers and his national Black Lives Matters Global Network Foundation of enriching himself by billing his consulting company for millions of dollars’ worth of business.

Abdullah claimed her group, comprised of two dozen BLM chapters across the country, was entitled to $10 million from BLMGNF but Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Bowick ruled Thursday that they failed to prove their case.

The troubled national group has raked in $90 million in donations over the last few years, but recorded a $9 million deficit in 2022, according to federal filings.

“The judge determined that Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots failed to establish that they were entitled to any donated funds,” said BLMGNF attorney Byron McLain in a statement to The Post Friday, calling the lawsuit “frivolous.”


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