Diddy Responds to Racism Allegations Against Revolt TV CEO
A former staffer accused Revolt TV CEO Roma Khanna of racism.
On Tuesday, Revolt founder, Diddy said his company has a “zero-tolerance” policy when it comes to discrimination of any kind. The mogul made the statement in response to claims of Revolt CEO Roma Khanna telling a former employee “black women intimidate her.”
According to a report in Page Six, the ex-employee wrote a letter to Revolt’s board reading, “from a place of genuine concern on behalf of myself, as a young, educated black woman, for the people currently employed at Revolt who are fearful of losing their jobs, and in an attempt to preserve the reputation and perception of this company.”
The former Revolt employee also alleged that during a May brainstorming session for the Revolt Music Conference, when it was suggested that Meek Mill host a talk on prison reform, “Roma responded, ‘Maybe the conversation isn’t about prison reform, maybe it’s about how to stay out of jail, black boy.’”
The ex-staffer also claimed 99 percent of the 30 percent of Revolt workers recently laid off were black. Diddy attests that the reports are inaccurate.
“Revolt is led by a woman of color who is expected to uphold the same standards that I hold for all of my companies,” Diddy told TMZ. “After an extensive review led by outside counsel there were no findings of deliberate misconduct.” He also said the 99 percent claim was “absurd and offensive,” and stated that the company is “67 percent ethnically diverse, with more than 60 percent of the senior leadership being women.”
Khanna has not released a statement.
Source: Page Six