A group of ex-employees have reported that they were let go by execs at Revolt, which is owned by Diddy, for being “old and white”. They are now taking legal action and planning to sue the company for what they called reverse racism.
The employees that were let go were Douglas Goodstein and four other white producers — all over the age of 39 — who all worked on the televised version of the company’s urban talk-radio program The Breakfast Club, spearheaded by Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy.
Charlamagne in Charlamagne fashion, took to IG to clarify that neither the hosts or the team have anything to do with the lawsuit.
The ex-employees said that they were treated “worse than other employees who were younger and African-American by executives.” They claimed Revolt’s executive vice president, Val Boreland, a Black woman, “was always rude, condescending and dismissing towards the [team]. Treating the African-American staff in a much friendlier and respectful manner.”
They also went even further to claim that that Boreland’s brother, Anthony, who is the assistant director of the show said that “Caucasians harbored racism against African-Americans so the animosity Mr. Boreland had towards Caucasians was clear.”
After the firing in December 2014, they were all replaced with inexperienced Black employees as claimed in the lawsuit. An attorney for Revolt had denied the motion, saying, “These claims are without merit and have previously been dismissed by the [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission].”
I can’t wait to hear more about this story because something here doesn’t seem right. You thinking what I’m thinking?
We will keep you posted on the developments.