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Five Female Journalists to Leave NY1 News Following Settlement in Discrimination Lawsuit | The State

Roma Torre, Kristen Shaughnessy, Jeanine Ramirez, Vivian Lee and Amanda Farinacci: the five journalists who sued the channel NY1 Due to age and gender discrimination, they reached a confidential agreement that includes resigning from their jobs.

In his 2019 lawsuit against Charter Communications Inc., the parent company of the news channel NY1, All five claimed they were rejected in favor of younger co-workers and male talents like host Pat Kiernan.

“After engaging in a lengthy dialogue with NY1, we believe that it is of interest to all – us, NY1 and our viewers – may this litigation be resolved and we have mutually agreed to separate, ”the plaintiffs said in a statement issued by their attorneys David Gottlieb and Douglas Wigdor on December 31.

“We want to thank everyone who has supported us in these times; know that the support of each and every one of the people has made a real difference ”, he quoted New York Post.

With ages between 40 and 61 years, the five women accused a merger between Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications that caused a notable decline in their careers since 2016, and that they were fighting for the next generation of female journalists who will one day reach “a certain age.”

Torre (61) in particular claimed that Kiernan, 50, was treated as “a golden child in the chain”, even that they gave him a cutting-edge study and a great party on his 20th anniversary, he summarized New York Post.

An open letter posted online by journalists in 2019 claims they filed the lawsuit as a last resort after their complaints were ignored.

Charter operates as Spectrum And it is the second largest cable company in the United States, highlighted Bloomberg News.

Two more journalists from NY1, Thalia Pérez and Michelle Greenstein filed another similar lawsuit in July 2019 alleging that they were facing age and maternity discrimination.


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