Update (March 22, 2:52 p.m. EST):
Revolt’s legal counsel sent us the following statement: “These claims are without merit and have previously been dismissed by the EEOC. Revolt Media and TV, LLC has always been committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.”
Five men are suing Diddy’s Revolt TV for allegedly discriminating against White employees. A former production team for the network is taking Revolt to court, claiming that they were discriminated against for being old and White, according to Page Six.
Douglas Goodstein and his four producers, who previously worked together on The Howard Stern Show, say they were treated unfairly because they were all white men over the age of 39. The suit alleges this negative attitude was held by upper management, including Revolt’s executive vice president Val Boreland.
“[Boreland] was always rude, condescending and dismissive towards the Goodstein Production Team,” the suit alleges. “Ms. Boreland, however, treated the African-American staff in a much friendlier and respectful manner.”
The suit also claims Revolt never did anything to address bad behavior by Black members of the staff. Revolt executives allegedly turned a blind eye to employees showing up to work hung over or intoxicated. One production assistant “often came to work late, drunk and slept on the editing floor during work hours,” according to the suit, yet never faced any repercussions.
Goodsten and his team singled out Val Boreland’s brother as one of the worst perpetrators of discrimination. Boreland served as the assistant director for The Breakfast Club’s TV show, which the Goodstein team produced. The production team members say Boreland had “animosity for Caucasians” and chastised them for not putting up with unprofessional behaviors by guests.
The plaintiffs in the case were fired in December 2014. Court documents allege they were replaced by younger, inexperienced Black employees.
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