The men claim the network, created to diversify the media landscape, engaged in reverse racism and ageism.
Five white men who are all over the age of 39, are suing Sean “Diddy” Combs’s Revolt TV.
In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, they claim they were fired from their roles on “The Breakfast Club” as a result of race and age discrimination at a company that gives preference to “young and Black” employees.[brightcove:5149523748001 default]
Before you laugh, you should read more on their filing.
As reported by Page Six, Executive Vice President Val Boreland “was always rude, condescending and dismissive towards the [white male team]… however, she “treated the African-American staff in a much friendlier and respectful manner.”
The lawsuit also claims executives turned a blind eye to the behavior of “African-American employees who arrived to work intoxicated or hung over.”
Revolt TV was founded in 2013 by the Hip-Hop and media mogul, as a result of Congressional pressure on Comcast Corporation to carry minority-owned networks.
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That’s right. In a sea of white male dominated television companies, Revolt TV was created to appeal to “young and Black” audiences.
“These claims are without merit and have previously been dismissed by the EEOC,” the legal counsel for REVOLT Media & TV released in a statement. “Revolt Media and TV, LLC has always been committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.”
Entitlement in the ability to have the resources to sue and privilege in feeling left out of the mix, aside —because we could be here all day— we’re curious to see where this case lands.
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