Questlove discovered himself in a bizarre state of affairs on the prime of the 12 months when two males had been fired from NBC and blamed him for it. Kurt Decker and Michael Cimino claimed they obtained a racist textual content message in a bunch chat and reported it to their NBC executives that led to them shedding their job. They not solely blamed The Roots musician, however in addition they sued him.
“Not that I ought to must RT this bullshucks however yeah….that point I bought sued for being offended by racism,” Quest tweeted, taking pictures down the rumours that he had something to do with the 2 males leaving the corporate. “Racism is REAL and exists all through the world and for these gents to say sufferer shouldn’t be solely disrespectful to Questlove and his bandmates however to all that really endure racism each day,” a consultant for Questlove said.
According to Page Six, the lawsuit has formally been dropped “as a result of a collective bargaining settlement between their union and NBC.”
Although the case has been dismissed, Kurt and Michael should still attraction the dismissal. “We are going to push ahead as a result of we consider NBC wronged these staff no matter shade,” Steven Wittles, legal professional for Kurt Decker and Michael Cimino said. “It is about whether or not an organization can fireplace staff for basically receiving a textual content they’d nothing to do with, and discriminate in opposition to these staff primarily based on race.”