Entertainment Studios head Byron Allen sounded off about Comcast and the Department of Justice as his $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit against the media giant heads toward the U.S. Supreme Court.
Deadline reports that Allen lashed out at an Aug. 15 brief filed by the government seeking to tighten the definitions of a Reconstruction-era statute in Comcast’s favor.
“This is historic,” Allen is quoted saying. “Donald Trump’s DOJ and Comcast are working together to destroy a civil rights statute in the U.S. Supreme Court.”
He adds: “You have one of the biggest media companies in the world, which has been beating up Donald Trump for racism, and now they are saying, we will work together to maintain institutionalized racism in America, in this Amicus Brief they delivered last Thursday.”
Deadline adds: “The newly declared emphasis by the DOJ now puts a more than 150-year law in a distinctly different light from how Allen’s lawyers have been reading it, as the Department’s filing openly says.”
The suit is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court on Nov. 13.