CNN Faces ANOTHER Racial Discrimination Lawsuit — Lawyer Says Incidents Are ‘As Abhorrent As Sexual Harassment Cases’
CNN is facing yet another racial discrimination lawsuit after new alleged victims have come forward.
Attorney Daniel R. Meachum tells Fox News that CNN’s alleged racial discrimination is just “as abhorrent as all of the sexual harassment cases that are rightfully now being prosecuted.”
“Educated, well-intentioned, experienced and talented African-Americans are being discriminated against,” added Meachum.
Fox News reports:
Celeslie Henley, a plaintiff in the first version, said she worked at CNN for seven years until she was allegedly fired after emailing the human resources department about discriminatory treatment. The suit also claimed that the liberal network had a “glass ceiling” on the career paths of African-American staffers.
The original lawsuit had 175 plaintiffs, but Meachum said 30 more alleged victims have come forward since Judge William Duffey Jr. essentially ruled in July the case didn’t have enough to move forward as a class action suit. “We are drafting a new complaint, line by line, addressing the issues that he outlined for us,” Meachum said.[…]
The original suit “alleged CNN and sister companies claims that African-Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations.”
“With the information that we have, and will get during discovery, I think we will be able to survive a motion for summary judgement. At that point, I think we will be victorious,” says Meachum.
News of the lawsuit comes amid heightened scrutiny by Justice Department officials in relation to the proposed AT&T-Time Warner deal. The Justice Department is demanding Time Warner sell CNN as a condition to approve the deal. According to Fox News, CBS has expressed interest in acquiring CNN.
In October 2016, AT&T announced an agreement to purchase Time Warner for more than $85 billion.