Two former “Tonight Present” workers declare NBC fired them on the behest of Questlove.
Digital camera operators Kurt Decker and Michael Cimino filed a lawsuit in opposition to the musician and NBC, claiming that Questlove “pressured NBC to fireplace the entire Caucasian workers concerned within the incident,” in accordance with The Blast.
Decker and Cimino declare they, in addition to Roots bassist Mark Kelley, acquired “an unsolicited racist and misogynist textual content message from a Tonight Present stagehand” in June.
The 2 males declare within the lawsuit that they reported the textual content to The Roots supervisor and an NBC technical manufacturing supervisor. They are saying they had been each suspended, however Kelley was not.
The lawsuit additionally claims that Questlove needed “the entire Caucasian workers concerned” fired, together with Decker and Cimino, however no punishment for Kelley.
Reps for NBC and Questlove didn’t instantly return requests for remark.