(AllHipHop News) A group of white males claim they were unfairly fired because they didn’t “understand the culture” and were replaced by “significantly younger and significantly less experienced or qualified African Americans.”
The plaintiffs named in the suit are Todd Baker, Douglas Goodstein, Richard Wilson, Michael Schiff, and Jason Preziosi.
The five men produced televised broadcasts for Howard Stern and were hired in 2014 to produce broadcasts for The Breakfast Club on Revolt TV, a music channel founded by rapper and businessman, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs.
The suit claims the white executives tolerated a number of abuses from African-American employees, who were allowed to conduct unprofessional behavior, such as arriving hungover or drunk.
They assert that even though they may not have “known the culture” they still fulfilled their duties and were unfairly terminated.
“The true reason that Revolt terminated the Goodstein production team was because they were Caucasian and much older than their replacements” the lawsuit reads.
Power 105.1 and The Breakfast Club are not named as defendants.
“These claims are without merit and have previously been dismissed by the (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). Revolt Media and TV, LLC has always been committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer,” Revolt said in a statement issued to The New York Daily News.