After making repeated inappropriate comments about black people over the 5 years of her tenure Viacom has terminated her contract.
Had a moment today that REALLY pointed out why we need representation across the board. A black female voice doesn't matter if the decision makers don't understand nor even want to understand what you're saying. Where's the #metoo for race shit out here?— Tracy Y. Oliver (@TracyYOliver) 28 June 2018
She is behind shows 13 Reasons Why and The Alienist. Apparently they decided to fire her after she denied the allegations. Her personal PR put out a statement doubling down on those denials.
Powell denied the allegations in a statement sent by her personal PR: “There is no truth to the allegation that I made insensitive comments in a professional setting — or in any setting – The facts will come out and I will be vindicated" https://t.co/WVsFbpwigD— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 20, 2018
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