(AllHipHop News) The producers of the gossip-filled television program The Wendy Williams Show is facing a class action lawsuit from one of its former interns. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anthony Tart filed the suit against the Lionsgate entertainment company and its subsidiary Debmar-Mercury claiming the show owes him and other interns payment for the work they performed for the talk show.
His tasks on the show included washing dishes, getting coffee, picking up art supplies and throwing out garbage, he claims. He’s arguing, in the same fashion as other former interns litigating against their employers, that his work didn’t meet the Department of Labor’s standards for unpaid internships.
Tart also argues that the companies did not provide any academic or vocational training. He believes the program would have needed to hire paid employees for the duties he and fellow interns were required to do.
The Wendy Williams Show website has a page promoting its internship program.