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Melissa Stampf Gets $480K From the LIRR Co-Worker Whose Breast She Didn’t Touch

Melissa Stampf, the lesbian Long Island Rail Road engineer supposedly fired because she touched the breast of a then-coworker Angela Trigg, has won one-half of her lawsuit: a jury just awarded her $480,000 from the pockets of Trigg, whose claim of breast patting was shot down with just three hours of deliberation. (Stampf insisted she only patted her on the shoulder. As a greeting.) Trigg was slapped with a $150k punitive damages claim alone for the wrongful accusation. Stampf’s claim against LIRR, however, was dismissed: the jury didn’t conclude Stampf was suspended for 20 days for her sexual orientation or race.