Professor sues Walmart over 'clean toilets' description

FILE - This Sept. 19, 2013, file photo, shows the sign of a Walmart store in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

A Montana State University professor is suing Walmart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a "toilet cleaner."

Gilbert Kalonde, assistant professor of technology education at MSU, filed the suit this past week in Gallatin County District Court.

Kalonde is seeking unspecified damages.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that Walmart did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

According to the complaint, Kalonde bought a state fishing license in April 2015, showing the Walmart employee identification of his employment at MSU. But the Walmart employee entered "clean toilets" into the state database as Kalonde's occupation.

The suit contends Walmart exposed Kalonde to "hatred, contempt, ridicule" through the incident.

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