News Karnataka
Sunday, October 02 2022

Sacked Black Girls Code founder sued over ‘hijacking’ websites

Sacked Black Girls Code founder sued over hijacking websites
Photo Credit : IANS

San Francisco: Non-profit organisation Black Girls Code has sued its founder Kimberly Bryant, accusing her of “unlawful hijacking” of its websites.

Bryant was sacked as a board member and CEO earlier this month after an intense period of allegations and legal and corporate battle, reports TechCrunch.

The complaint, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California alleged that Bryant “took a series of inappropriate actions following her termination, including the unlawful hijacking of the BGC website and redirecting site visitors to her own website, which makes several false and misleading statements.”

Black Girls Code alleged that its domains — including,, and — all now redirect to another website named

“That website offers a memo with the details of Bryant’s aforementioned federal lawsuit, including her lawyer’s contact information,” the complaint said.

Bryant created the nonprofit in 2011 to give girls of colours an opportunity to join the tech mainstream.

In December 2021, Bryant was allegedly denied access to her email.

The board said she “was placed on administrative paid leave to review complaints against her”, which she denied.

Black Girls Code terminated Bryant on August 12.

“Ten+ years of founding and building an organisation to a $40M+ international brand which fundamentally changed the course of an industry and ousted without not a penny of severance offered. Sounds like retaliation?” She tweeted last week.

Bryant has also filed a federal lawsuit, alleging wrongful suspension.

A Black Girls Code spokesperson told TechCrunch that the group “believes the decision to remove Bryant as CEO and as a board member is in the best interests of the organisation, the girls it serves, its employees, and its donors”.

The nonprofit claimed that Bryant’s conduct violates federal and state statutes and “has caused irreparable harm to BGC’s operation and mission in the community”.

Read more:

Crypto data websites hit by Hackers amid crypto meltdown

Some N.Korean websites suffer connection disturbances again

Ransomware attack shuts thousands of school websites globally

1.2 mn WordPress websites breached, says GoDaddy

Massive global internet outage hits top news, tech websites

Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp