Over 200 Ex-Employees File Suit Against CNN for Racial Discrimination

For the second time this year!

A dismissed lawsuit that was filed earlier this year alleging racial discrimination at CNN is back with even more plaintiffs.

What started with 175 accusers has swelled to over 200 former employees who claim black employees are discriminated against. The lawyer leading the case, Daniel R. Meachum told Fox News the allegations against CNN are “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,” he claims.

With the additional names on the lawsuit, Meachum says, “We are drafting a new complaint, line by line, addressing the issues that [the judge who previously dismissed the case] outlined for us.”

Meachum says his the plaintiffs “are not overly sensitive, walking around with chips on their shoulders,” but have experienced “lower performance ratings in evaluations” and missed advancement at the company compared to non-black employees.

The lawyer says “95 percent” of the claims for all the plaintiffs happened in the last four years.

So, CNN is biased and probably racist. Good to know.

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