Black ABC engineer sues Disney over noose display [USA]

Author: Reuters, Published on: 11 February 2008

A black engineer [Oswald Wilson] sued Disney's American Broadcasting Co...saying his supervisors refused to remove a black doll that dangled from a hangman's noose near his work station for more than a year…The lawsuit accuses American Broadcasting Co, its parent company Walt Disney Co., and six of Wilson's superiors of discrimination and allowing a hostile work environment. Wilson said that he was also forced to endure "racially charged comments and epithets" by his immediate supervisors.…[An ABC spokeswoman said…there was "absolutely no tolerance for discrimination" at the company and] that the doll was removed as soon as Wilson told human resources division of its existence.

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Related companies: ABC (part of Walt Disney) Walt Disney