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Former BET Executive Cites ‘Reckless and Inhumane’ Treatment in Wrongful Termination Lawsuit


Zola Mashariki, the former exec VP and head of original programming :

* was fired while on medical leave for breast cancer.
* has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Viacom cabler.
* was subjected to harassment and discriminatory treatment at the hands of her supervisor.
* accused BET of “egregiously reckless and inhumane” treatment in her dismissal.
* cites gender discrimination in alleging that she earned a lower salary than similarly situated male executives.
* accused BET executives of “questioning the validity of her illness.”
* Viacom denies Mashariki’s allegations and has vowed to contest the suit.

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Tags: black celebrities, legal / lawsuit, television - bet
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