However, a person familiar with the settlement who asked to not be identified, said Curran’s quote of the amount people received was incorrect. “The amounts are considerably more than $10,000 [per plaintiff],” the source said.
The only people who have gone on record with the amount of money they received were Atlanta Eagle owners Richard Ramey and Robby Kelley, who sued as a corporation and not individuals. They said the amount they received was $80,000, enough money to cover the losses the bar incurred in the months following the raid.
Attorneys representing the clients declined to comment or verify amounts plaintiffs received. The clients were represented by lead attorney Dan Grossman, attorneys with the LGBT legal group Lambda Legal and the Southern Center for Human Rights.
Curran said it was important to note that nobody joined the lawsuit for the money.
“For those of us involved, it was never about the money,” Curran said. “It was about changing the police department’s policies.”