CINCINNATI - A Cincinnati landlord accused of discrimination because of a "White Only" sign at her swimming pool says the sign was decoration.
Jamie Hein told ABCNews , "I'm not a bad person."
Hein says it was a historical sign, an antique. It was dated 1931, and was from Alabama.
Michael Gunn filed a discrimination charge against Hein because of the sign. He was a tenant of Hein's. He says when he invited his teenage African-American daughter to visit and swim in the pool on Memorial Day weekend, Hein accused the girl of making the pool water "cloudy" because of the chemicals in her hair.
Gunn says just days later, Hein posted the 'White Only' sign at the pool.
Hein says the sign had nothing to do with Gunn's daughter.
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission found in September that Hein did violate the Ohio Civil Rights Act.
Now Hein is asking the commission to reconsider its decision. The commission will meet for a final decision on January 12.
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