Hollywood, CA - Attorney Mike Cox, representing Hollywood High School's glee club, filed a motion-to-compel with the 17th Judicial Circuit Court this morning. If granted, the motion will require Hollywood High School to supply deaf audiences at all Deaf Jam performances.
Mr. Cox held a press-conference this afternoon, after the submission, to discuss the merits of the case:
"My client, Deaf Jam, has filed this motion to compel Hollywood High School to cease and desist their egregious discrimination of the handicapped."
"For many years now, Deaf Jam, has been required to perform to non-handicapped audiences, causing undue hardship for my client. This has caused severe bias when my client has been compared to other, non-handicapped glee clubs. The proper remedy is to exclusively reserve judgement of my client's performances to a group of their peers."
Deaf Jam is Hollywood High School's all-deaf glee club, founded in 1972 by Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles.