Byron Allen Gets ‘OK’ to File Discrimination Suit
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. will be allowed to proceed with a $10 billion racial discrimination lawsuit against Charter Communications.
Federal District Court Judge George H. Wu denied the corporation’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit Monday.
“Everybody talks about diversity, and everybody complains about the lack of diversity and economic inclusion,” said Byron Allen, Entertainment Studios founder, chairman, and CEO in an announcement published on PR Newswire. “Today, we made history by doing something about it.”
According to Allen, the lawsuit was filed to provide distribution and economic inclusion for 100% African-American owned media.
The move comes five months after Comcast was granted dismissal from a separate $20 billion racial discrimination suit filed by Allen’s company in 2015.
Before his ruling, Judge Wu addressed the complexities of the case, and noted Allen’s “evidence of racial bias harbored by top level Charter executives with decision-making authority.”
“We will not stop until we achieve real economic inclusion for 100% African American-owned media,” Allen said.