Vanderbilt surgeon receives death threats over social media post

Dr. Eugene Gu says he's received death threats after this Twitter post. (WSMV)

A former Vanderbilt surgeon News4 has covered in the past for speaking out against racial discrimination is planning on suing the hospital.

Dr. Eugune Gu was featured in a 2017 story on News4 after he received death threats over his support for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

In a series of tweets over the weekend, the doctor announced he charged Vanderbilt University Medical Center through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and will be filing a lawsuit in federal court.

Gu claims the hospital did nothing to protect him, then refused to renew his contract last year.

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