NEW YORK – A judge has given the green light to a race- and sex-discrimination lawsuit brought against NBC — saying a jury must see the evidence.
Manhattan federal Judge Shira Scheindlin issued a 130-page decision throwing out many of the claims against the network, but allowing a number of others to proceed to trial.
The minority and female employees claim they were subjected to racial and sexual harassment at a number of popular programs, including Today, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Rosie.
One worker, Gilbert Muro, said a female boss gave preferential treatment to male workers who flirted with her.
NBC has emphatically denied the allegations, saying they are lies spread by "disgruntled employees" trying to take advantage of important anti-discrimination laws.