At this link you can read the actual lawsuit that was filed in Lane County Circuit court today by former Register-Guard entertainment writer Serena Markstrom: Complaint-Markstrom.

The claim begins, quite elegantly: “This case arises out of The Register-Guard’s decision to swiftly end Serena Markstrom’s growing career as a talented and devoted reporter because she became pregnant.” It then lays out, over the course of 27 pages, a detailed description of how that happened.

It’s worth a read. There’s a bit more background in today’s earlier post here.

This is, of course, just one side of the story, strictly speaking, although I was there in the newsroom for all of Serena’s time at the RG and watched many of the events described here first hand. As I mentioned in the previous post, I’ve asked the RG for a response. Still waiting.