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Sued By Transgender Athlete

You Wont' Let Me Compete With Women!

3/6/2014 12:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A transgender woman is going to war with CrossFit -- claiming the fitness titans refused to let her compete in the women's division at the upcoming CrossFit Games because she was born with a penis ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Chloie Jonnson has filed a $2.5 MILLION lawsuit against CF -- claiming she underwent sex reassignment surgery in 2006 and is legally recognized as a woman by the State of California.

But when Chloie -- 5'4", 151 lbs -- asked the powers that be about competing in the Games with the ladies, she was shot down hard. 

In fact, TMZ Sports obtained a letter from CrossFit to Chloie in which the CF pulled no punches -- "We have simply ruled that based upon [Chloie] being born as a male, she will need to compete in the Men's Division."

CF argues ... "The fundamental, ineluctable fact is that a male competitor who has a sex reassignment procedure still has a genetic makeup that confers a physical and physiological advantage over women."

But in the letter, CF gets aggressive -- saying, "Our decision has nothing to do with 'ignorance' or being bigots -- it has to do with a very real understanding of the human genome, of fundamental biology, that you are either intentionally ignoring or missed in high school."


Chloie says CF is full of crap -- claiming the company is violating her civil rights by not letting her compete as a woman ... and she wants at least $2.5 million to make things right. 

For its part, CrossFit says transgendered athletes will be "welcomed with open arms in this community, but what we will not waver from is our commitment to ensure the fairness of the competition."


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Black Adam    

You have to be a woman freak!

228 days ago


OMG CF is so wrong and is going to lose this suit big time. The IOC has already stated that Transgender people who have had gender reassignment surgery and who have been on hormones for a year CAN participate in the olympic events. That being said and the fact that the state of California recognizes this women as female as such she is entitled to all the benefits that being seen as a female entail and that means that cross fit doesn't have a leg to stand on. They better get ready to pony up 2.5 million.

228 days ago


All these human misfits are coming out looking to sue any person or companies who gets in there way. Where does this end? One day somebody who thinks they are a dog will sue because they cannot sleep overnight at the dog kennel.

228 days ago

stephen dimmick    

Seems no one posting here understands the physicality of a trans woman. Ignorance abounds.

228 days ago


This thing had gender reassignment surgery this is a ****ty century to be born a male so now your first dates will be at a doctors office trying to find out if the person you're dating was born a female and if it turns out its not a female and you turn them down all hell will break loose theres laws to protect these people from us but nothing that protects us from them you're literally forcing me to view this thing as a woman unless you create some law that states transgender people must disclose their true gender before engaging in any sexual activity no screw that you must tell before trying to date someone failure to do so should result in jail time just like people with stds have to do the same of face prison time

228 days ago


All the surgery / hormones in the world can't change the fact that you have male traits that would give you an advantage over women.

228 days ago


Because you're FAKE!

228 days ago


Here we have fantasy colliding with reality. "She" is a man. Putting boobs on a man and mutilating his genitals to resemble a woman means NOTHING. Biologically, you are still a MAN. Men have a huge advantage over women in strength training. This freak should just try and accept reality.

228 days ago


Cross fit is totally right.

228 days ago


Her civil rights??? What about their civil rights?? This person was born a man so therefore has attributes related to males. Just because her body looks like a females now doesn't mean she's female. It just means they cut her penis off and made a vagina. Get a grip....

228 days ago


Wow, what a woman. Yuck!

228 days ago


I agree with Crossfit. Just because you want to rearrange "things" doesn't mean you should be able to now join the opposite team.

228 days ago

Alphonso jones    

So if a man tucks and put on some lipstick he should be able shower in the womens locker room too then

228 days ago


Just because you people think that XY and XX sex chromosomes are the only two in the world..is crazy! Okay there are XXY, XXYY, and XXXY k Wow! amazing! Progression is here, but you people will stay behind, BECAUSE YOUR ALL THE SAME! It's awful to be you..sry!

228 days ago


stupid bitch go kill yourself and stop wasting everyones time

228 days ago
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