Douglas Goodstein and four other Caucasian producers are firing back at Sean “Diddy” Combs and his company Revolt TV because they feel they were treated unfairly and fired because they were white. And over 39 years old.
The team of producers filed a Manhattan Supreme Court suit and claim that they were regularly treated “worse than other employees who were younger and African-American,” according to Page Six.
The suit goes on to accuse Executive Vice President Val Boreland of being biased in how he was “was always rude, condescending and dismissive towards the [team] . . . Ms. Boreland, however, treated the African-American staff in a much friendlier and respectful manner.”
The group then goes on to accuse the company of being unprofessional by citing instances of younger Black producers coming into work drunk or hungover with no punishment. There was also a complaint about a lack of punctuality with both employees and guests.
The team was reportedly fired back in December 2014 and took it very personally when they were replaced with a group of inexperienced Black employees.
It should be noted that Revolt TV is a hip-hop television network.