Mom Sues Franklin Borough Over 2018 Breastfeeding Incident at Pond

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A mother that was told to "cover up" while breastfeeding her child at the Franklin Pond last summer has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against Franklin Borough. According to the New Jersey Herald, Michelle Ayala claims Franklin Borough violated state law and that she was subjected to "unnecessary harassment and discrimination."

She also alleges the incident caused her "apprehension and nervousness when publicly breastfeeding" and that she had to move from her house in town because of "public threats, media attention and threats to her children."

The Borough of Franklin, the Franklin Police Department, Mayor Nicholas Giordano, Borough Administrator Alison Littell McHose and Donna Vreeland, a part-time secretary of the borough Recreation Committee, are all named in the suit.

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