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Jan Kemp’s Husband Wins $158,000 Of UGA Settlement

February 16, 1987

ATLANTA (AP) _ Jan Kemp, who won $1.08 million in a lawsuit charging she was fired for protesting preferential treatment for athletes at the University of Georgia, was ordered by a court Monday to pay $158,000 to her husband in a divorce settlement.

The jury of seven women and five men returned the verdict after 2 1/2 hours of deliberation in Fulton County Superior Court. Hue Henry, the attorney who represented Mrs. Kemp in the divorce case and in her lawsuit, said she probably would appeal.

On Friday, Superior Court Judge Luther Alverson awarded Mrs. Kemp custody of her two small children and ordered her husband, Bill Kemp, to pay $300 a month in child support.

Mrs. Kemp sued her husband for divorce after more than 17 years of marriage. In a counteraction, Kemp demanded ″an equitable division″ of the marital assets, including part of the damages she won in the lawsuit against two Georgia officials.

Mrs. Kemp was fired in 1985 as a teacher in the developmental studies program at the University of Georgia. During a lengthy trial in U.S. District Court in early 1986, she claimed she was fired for speaking out against favoritism in the program for athletes and other students.

She eventually won the $1.08 million in damages and was reinstated as a teacher.

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