CINCINNATI, Ohio (WDTN) — The University of Cincinnati is facing a lawsuit over the upcoming appearance of alt-right speaker Richard Spencer.
According to WLWT, a supporter of Spencer sued the university for what he claims is a cost-prohibitive security fee.
Spencer is scheduled to speak at the university in March. He organized the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Spencer plans to speak for an hour, then answer questions for another hour. A similar event at the University of Florida cost $600,000, the school said.
The university announced the decision to allow Spencer to speak on campus late last year.
Padgett submitted speaking requests for Spencer to a handful of universities around the country and threatened to sue if the requests were denied. He has sued Auburn University, The Ohio State University and Pennsylvania State University.Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, weather and sports. Follow @WDTN