“Ghen Maynard, who developed such shows as ‘Survivor’ and ‘Amazing Race,’ alleges CBS mistreats minorities,” reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The story adds that Maynard, “who was brought back to CBS three years ago to revive its unscripted department, has launched a discrimination lawsuit against the company after apparently being terminated last month. According to a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, the firing occurred after an investigation into an allegation that he mistreated a female coworker.”
The article also says “In his age and race discrimination lawsuit, the Japan-born Maynard says he is the “only non-white executive at CBS Studios” and that the CBS workplace hasn’t improved since the departure of CEO Leslie Moonves, who left the company amid a sexual misconduct scandal last year.
In his complaint Maynard states, “Since Mr. Moonves’ departure, CBS has become a radically different place. Despite blaming all of its problems on Mr. Moonves and claiming that it has taken steps to improve race and gender issues at the Company, today’s CBS ‘leaders,’ those making the key decisions on such issues, are all white males, whose decisions belie CBS’ self-serving rhetoric.”
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