ABC's 'The Bachelor' faces lawsuit for racial discrimination


ABC is about to feel a thorn in its side over what a group of Nashville residents say is racial discrimination on the series "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson, both African Americans, are leading the charge, reportedly filing a class-action lawsuit Wednesday (April 18) against ABC, Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, NZK Productions and "The Bachelor" executive producer and creator Mike Fleiss, reports the Hollywood Reporter.As many viewers and analysts have noted before, Claybrooks and Johnson point out that over 10 years and 23 seasons, the two reality programs have never featured a person of a color as the titular "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette." Additionally, TMZ reports that when the potential plaintiffs went to a Nashville hotel to audition for the show, Johnson claims a producer asked him what he was doing there. Johnson and Claybrooks say they were then left out of the normal audition process, which they attribute to...


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