CNN, Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner is being sued by current and former black employees of CNN.
The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday that lists discrimination as one of the complaints.
It all started when DeWayne Walker filed a $50 million lawsuit in January against CNN for racial discrimination. The lawsuit is still working its way through the system.
Now many more black employees are coming out because of the Walker case. Daniel Meachum is the lawyer on the case and spoke briefly to the press on Wednesday.
“As a result of the current discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of DeWayne Walker vs. CNN, Time Warner & Turner, we have uncovered stories involving abuse of power, nepotism, revenge, retaliation and discrimination.”
The new lawsuit doesn’t include Walker, but has several new defendants.
New claims made in the lawsuit hint to a challenging culture for black people working for CNN as explained by Meachum.
“The current workplace culture utilizes practices that discourages or prohibit minorities from exercising their rights under employment discrimination statutes.
The use of overly broad waivers, releases and mandatory arbitration provisions impede EEOC investigations and retaliatory practices that dissuades and has a chilling effect on African Americans in the workplace from exercising their rights.”
This story is just developing, but isn’t good news for the struggling cable news network.
CNN saw sharp declines after the election while its rival Fox News grew slightly.
Right now, a major discrimination suit is the last thing the network needs, but it has one.
Keep checking back as this story develops.
Do you watch CNN on a regular basis? Let us know in the comments below.