Questlove And NBC Sued For Millions Over Claims Of Racism

The Roots legendary drummer could be heading into court over a nasty lawsuit over discrimination.

(AllHipHop News) The Roots frontman and co-founder Questlove is caught up in a $2 million lawsuit claiming he is racist.

Two former employees of NBC filed a lawsuit against Quest and the network, maintaining they were fired from “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” simply because they are white.

According to TheBlast, two cameramen, Kurt Decker and Michael Cimino, claimed they received an unsolicited, racist, misogynistic text sent from a stagehand on the set.

The two men claim they were fired after they complained to one of The Roots' managers and another producer for “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

Decker and Cimino claim Questlove flexed his power and had NBC "fire all of the Caucasian employees involved in the incident.”

Kurt Decker and Michael Cimino are each seeking $1 million in damages from Questlove and NBC.

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lloyd
lloyd

@Glopes yeah. If I was those white guys I'd be pretty pissed but if I was those black guys I'd be pretty suspicious of the stage crew in general and the white ones in particular.

lloyd
lloyd

From what I've read elsewhere, these two white dudes and the drummer from the roots all got a racist text message sent to them. The white dudes reported it to NBC (it was sent by another stage hand - no idea what color he or she was or if they were fired too) and to the Roots band manager but they got fired for it anyway. They're saying Questlove had them fired for being white and involved in it. I'm sure nothing will happen to Questlove but I bet NBC is going to lose some money. If you can get fired for reporting bad messages that you receive a.) no one will report bad messages from bad people and b.) no one is safe from being fired. All we're getting is tidbits though so who knows for sure.

JDD
JDD

@MichaelTrump 1. They got fired for receiving a racist text and think that's racist. 2. Just read @Ali_Adib response. No more to be said after that. 3. What rules?

Ali_Adib
Ali_Adib

@DopeDough--- Sure a black person can be racist. But, nothing in this tidbit (it's not the full story) tells us ANY action taken or comments made by Questlove. The piece says that a stagehand sent it. The stagehand doesn't work for the Questlove or the Roots. Nowhere does it say: a Roots band member sent or received it. And if the two "cameraMEN" are indeed men in gender why would someone send a text directed at them that's misogynistic??? Misogyny is about male mistreatment of women. The cameramen told a Roots manager and a show producer. So, AGAIN that tells us nothing of any involvement by Questlove or other Roots members. Lastly, they claim that Questlove had all white people in the incident fired. Even if we assumed that to be true. It doesn't say if ANY blacks involved were fired. That's a huge omission of key facts to help get at the truth. Let's say there were 5 people total involved (3 white & 2 black); and 4 out of the 5 people got fired. Technically, you can say, "they fired all the whites" to make it seem racially charged. But, that's a very misleading thing people do to make bogus charges seem to have merit. Also consider, most companies when there are these sorts of issues, almost ALWAYS fire any non-essential personnel. They make less and normally don't have tricky contracts, with guaranteed money or prorated buyout clauses.