White people are not welcome behind the scenes of a televised broadcast of Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club,” according to a new lawsuit. A television broadcasting group is claiming that Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” discriminates against white people.
Todd Baker, Douglas Goodstein, Richard Wilson, Michael Schiff and Jason Preziosi, the men who produced television broadcasts of the show, allege that they were fired after being told that they did not understand “the culture.” According to the suit, the content of the broadcasts was completely irrelevant to their ability to broadcast the show, and they claim that the real reason they were fired was discrimination.
The Breakfast Club is a four-and-a-half hour morning show featuring DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God’s interviews with celebrities and hip-hop artists. From megastars like Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Arnold Schwarzenegger to rap icons such as Rick Ross, Waka Flocka and Gucci Mane, every guest visiting The Breakfast Club is grilled with their signature blend of honesty and humor.
According to the lawsuit, Val Boreland, Revolt’s executive vice president, “was always rude, condescending and dismissive” to the production team led by Goodstein.
The team, with as much as eight years of experience on Howard Stern’s outrageous radio show, said they struggled with the lack of professionalism on “The Breakfast Club.”
“Revolt tolerated a particularly high level of unprofessional behavior by the Breakfast Club’s African-American staff. Specifically, such African-American employees arrived to work intoxicated or hung over,” the suit reads.
Additionally, the suit claims that Goodstein’s team and Revolt clashed over how to handle latecoming guests to the show.
“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 suit says.