Diddy's Revolt TV Responds To Reverse Discrimination Lawsuit
Former white producers have accused the network of favoring young, black employees.
Revolt TV is at the center of a recent lawsuit launched by Douglas Goodstein and four other former producers.
According to Page Six, the group of white men--each over age 39--are accusing their bosses of treating them “worse than other employees who were younger and African-American" during their tenure on the televised version of The Breakfast Club.
The team, also alumni of The Howard Stern Show, further allege Executive Vice President Val Boreland treated them in a "rude, condescending and dismissive" manner while executives often disregarded the behavior of African-American staff members who arrived to work "intoxicated or hung over.”
The one-time employees, who were fired in December 2014, insist they were replaced by inexperienced black workers as well. “Racism directed at anyone is unacceptable,” their attorney Matthew Blit said.
Revolt TV has since denied the allegations, according to a statement Sean "Diddy" Combs' legal counsel released to Okayplayer.com. “These claims are without merit and have previously been dismissed by the EEOC," it reads. "Revolt Media and TV, LLC has always been committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.”
Despite a New York Daily News report on the incident, Charlamagne Tha God also clarified that Power 105.1 and The Breakfast Club are not named as defendants in the lawsuit during his "Donkey of the Day" segment on Wednesday (March 22).