The racial tension at Power 105’s ‘The Breakfast Club’ just reached a new level.
The syndicated hip hop powerhouse Power 105 & Revolt TV is being sued by four white producers who, believe they were discriminated against due to the color of their skin. Revolt TV televises the hit radio show and has been deemed successful with their creator, Sean Diddy Combs.
After being told repeatedly they didn’t understand ‘the culture’, the four men claim reverse racism is the reason they were replaced with, “significantly younger and significantly less experienced or qualified African- Americans’.
The lawsuit is brought by Todd Baker, Douglas Goodstein, Michael Schiff, Richard Wilson and Jason Preziosi. Inside the suit, the men attest to white employees being treated unfairly in comparison to their black employees.
The men added Val Boreland, Revolt’s executive vice president “was always rude, condescending and dismissive”, towards Goodstein and his team.
The suit continues with,
“Revolt tolerated a particularly high level of unprofessional behavior from the Breakfast Club’s African-American staff. Specifically, such African American employees arrived to work intoxicated or hungover.
Whereas the show’s on air-personalities tolerated lateness, the Goodstein production team was used to producing shows where such a lack of punctuality, was either less tolerated or not permitted whatsoever.
The true reason that Revolt terminated the Goodstein team production was because they were Caucasian and much more older than their replacements.”
In December 2014 Revolt terminated the Goodstein team, and now they’re seeking damages which will be finalized at trial.