Comedian/actor Marlan Wayans is facing a racial discrimination lawsuit after comparing an actor to “Family Guy” cartoon character Cleveland Brown.
Pierre Daniel, who is black, says he was hired for a part in “A Haunted House 2,” a film written and produced by Wayans. Last September, Marlon posted a side-by-side pic of Daniel and the animated character on social media with the caption, “Tell me this n-word don’t look like…THIS n-word!!! Ol Cleveland Brown ass lookin.”
[…]in his lawsuit, Daniel says Marlon wasn’t cracking a joke … he was essentially cyber-bullying. Daniel says Marlon’s post was racially motivated and mocked his appearance, especially his afro … according to the docs filed today, and obtained by TMZ. Daniel also accuses Marlon of leering at him and rolling his eyes.
The lawsuit does not say where any of this went down — but Daniel says the comparison seriously injured him by causing “shock, pain, discomfort and/or anxiety” … and as a result he can no longer work as an actor.
Daniel’s suing Marlon and the movie’s production company for unspecified damages.
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