CAMBRIDGE, "The First Amendment does not give anyone the right to discriminate against 100 million minorities in this country."

CAMBRIDGE, "The First Amendment does not give anyone the right to discriminate against 100 million minorities in this country."

Allen’s suit accusing the cable company of violating the Civil Rights Act of 1866 will move forward!

  • Posted on: 12 September 2020
  • By: HRASHID

Peace Be Into You

Dear Cambridge,Byron Allen’s suit accusing the cable company of violating the Civil Rights Act of 1866 will move forward. Byron Allen‘s $10 billion racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Charter Communications will proceed after a district court judge ruled in his favor in a motion to dismiss. Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc., which is the parent company of theGrio, announced on Friday that Federal District Court Judge George H. Wu once again denied Charter Communications’ motion to dismiss the suit in which Allen accused the cable company of violating the Civil Rights Act of 1866.
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Judge Wu had previously ruled in Allen’s favor back in October 2016, which Charter later appealed. However, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld Wu’s ruling November 2018.
Charter Communications was denied an attempt to use its First Amendment right, and the precedent of the 1995 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hurley case (Hurley v. Irish American Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Group of Boston) as a cable provider to escape a claim that it refused a carriage deal with an African American-owned media company due to racial bias.

The Ninth Circuit ruled that racial discrimination can be proven using a lower “contributing factor” standard, and not the highest “but for” standard. After more than five years, Allen may now proceed against Charter with pre-trial initial disclosures and commence discovery.

“Charter once again tried to claim in a court of law that the First Amendment gives them the right to discriminate against Black people. This is a despicable, racist legal position, and I’m highly-confident Charter CEO Tom Rutledge and the Charter Board of Directors will be held fully accountable,” said Byron Allen, founder, chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios/Allen Media Group.
“Charter has now been told by Judge Wu twice, and the Ninth Circuit, that the First Amendment does not give anyone the right to discriminate against 100 million minorities in this country.”
Allen’s statement continues as follows:

In the Hurley case, parade organizers in Boston did not want gay people in their parade, and the parade organizers prevailed by using the First Amendment to discriminate against gay people, and unfortunately, this miscarriage of justice was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1995. Charter sent their high-powered lawyer, Patrick Philbin, who defended Donald Trump in his impeachment hearings, into the courtroom to represent them. Charter and their lawyers should have denounced that horrible Hurley decision, but instead relied on this precedent of discrimination against gay people and tried to use this precedent in a civil rights case against Black people. This tells us everything we need to know about Charter under CEO Tom Rutledge.

Charter’s legal defense is the epitome of systemic racism. Charter will continue to lose this case, and I am going to make an example of them for all of America to see, because structural racism will not be tolerated. Systemic racism kills us in the schoolroom, kills us in the boardroom, and kills us in the courtroom, long before it kills us in the streets.

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios announced that Brooke Kahn will continue to lead digital sales and distribution as the company’s new VP of digital sales, partnerships.
“I’m delighted to continue building our Entertainment Studios content distribution business across our fantastic partner network and with a growing number of new platforms and business models,” said Kahn. “As Allen Media Group continues to find new opportunities to move the business to the next level, I look forward to supporting these global initiatives.”

In her new position Kahn will also focus on wider Allen Media Group moves including its new streaming service, Local Now. She will also continue licensing the studios’ theatrical releases to various SVOD and AVOD platforms. Kahn, who will be based at the Allen Media Group’s Los Angeles headquarters, is set to manage the company’s transaction sales for Freestyle Digital Media, the content library that supplies film and television titles to a range of digital platforms including Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. “Brooke Kahn is a valued member of our distribution team,” Entertainment Studios CEO Byron Allen said “Brooke is an excellent executive and well-positioned to expand our content distribution and partnerships across all digital platforms globally.”Before joining Entertainment Studios, Kahn served as senior manager of digital sales for Cinedigm and as an inventory analyst at NBCUniversal.

Politics

Byron Allen’s Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Charter Communications Moves Forward Byron Allen and Entertainment Studios announced Friday that its lawsuit against telecommunications giant Charter is set to move forward. Federal District Court Judge George H. Wu has ruled in favor for Allen’s $10 billion dollar lawsuit against Charter Communications for racial discrimination. The latest move comes after Wu initially appealed the decision in 2016 and upheld his ruling in November 2018. In March 2020 the United States Supreme Court ruled that the entertainment boss needed to provide evidence to support his claim of racial discrimination from the communications company. With Judge Wu’s latest ruling, Allen can now proceed to bring legal action against Charter. “Charter once again tried to claim in a court of law that the First Amendment gives them the right to discriminate against Black people. This is a despicable, racist legal position, and I’m highly-confident Charter CEO Tom Rutledge and the Charter Board of Directors will be held fully accountable,” Allen said in a statement. “Charter has now been told by Judge Wu twice, and the Ninth Circuit, that the First Amendment does not give anyone the right to discriminate against 100 million minorities in this country."

In the Hurley case, parade organizers in Boston did not want gay people in their parade, and the parade organizers prevailed by using the First Amendment to discriminate against gay people, and unfortunately, this miscarriage of justice was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1995. Charter sent their high-powered lawyer, Patrick Philbin, who defended Donald Trump in his impeachment hearings, into the courtroom to represent them. Charter and their lawyers should have denounced that horrible Hurley decision, but instead relied on this legal precedent of discrimination against gay people and tried to use this legal precedent in a civil rights case against Black people. This tells us everything we need to know about Charter under CEO Tom Rutledge.”

“Charter’s legal defense is the epitome of systemic racism. Charter will continue to lose this case, and I am going to make an example of them for all of America to see, because structural racism will not be tolerated. Systemic racism kills us in the schoolroom, kills us in the boardroom, and kills us in the courtroom, long before it kills us in the streets,” Allen continued. The Entertainment Studios founder and CEO has also brought a similar lawsuit against Comcast, also $10 billion, accusing the media conglomerate of racial bias and alleged violations of the Civil Rights Act. In June, Allen and Comcast reached a settlement which saw the network extend terms for The Weather Channel and 14 television stations.

Source: Yahoo.com
Yours In Peace
Hasson Rashid
CCTV Cambridge,MA