While the mainstream media have been salivating with its relentless reporting of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s sexual harassment scandal, CNN’s own dirty laundry have been swept under the rug…
Breitbart reported that a class action racial discrimination lawsuit was filed against CNN last year, and it now looks like it’s about to grow to include more plaintiffs. The initial suit was filed in 2016 by two plaintiffs who allege widespread discriminatory practices at the network, including alleged pay differences and fewer advancement opportunities for African-American employees.
This week, The Hollywood Reporter warned that an amendment was just filed by the plaintiffs that would allow other current and former employees to join the suit.
Plaintiffs Celeslie Henry and Ernest Colbert Jr. claim that CNN gave more negative performance reviews to African-American employees, and that higher-ups at the network allegedly used racial slurs, including “Who would be worth more: black slaves from times past, or new slaves?” The defendants recently tried to have the case dismissed, at which time the plaintiffs fired back by telling the judge they wished to file an amended complaint, explaining that their lawyers had been contacted by nearly 200 additional employees with claims of alleged racial discrimination.
“Since the filing of this action, counsels for the plaintiffs have been contacted by more than 175 people, both former and current employees of the Defendant, requesting to be members of the putative class action, all having similar complaints of intentional racial discrimination, discrimination impact and discriminatory practices employed by the Defendants,” the plaintiffs said in the motion to amend.
CNN will have until the end of this week to respond.
It’s laughable that a liberal news network like CNN is accused of racism…an accusation that they continue to viciously and without proof hurl at President Trump.