Didn\'t Abe Lincoln get rid of this?

A California jury has awarded $US551,000 in damages to a Filipina immigrant who claimed she was kept as a domestic slave for a year by a Hollywood movie executive.

Former schoolteacher Nena Ruiz testified in a civil trial that James Jackson, Sony Pictures Entertainment's vice president of legal affairs, and his wife refused to allow her leave their employ, paid her a pittance and made her sleep in a dog's bed.

I’m left wondering if this would’ve gotten more press, and maybe been a target in a future Michael Moore film, if the slave-owner were a vice president of Microsoft or Nike.

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