"In my seven years here, I've never seen a surge like this," [Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett] Yormark said. "Obviously, I've been very bullish on Brooklyn and have never wavered—new building, having a team that Brooklynites can root for. And that's all great. But at the end of the day, you need to have a product."Which is why Borough President Marty Markowitz is turning over Borough Hall today to a press conference and rally. Brooklyn finally has "a product," a "sports entertainment corporation" to call its own.
While that's part of the lawsuit, more prominent are claims of racial discrimination and retaliation, with black employees claiming repeated abuse by white supervisors, preferential treatment toward Hispanic colleagues, and retaliation in response to complaints.
Two individual supervisors, for example, are charged with referring to black employees as “black motherfucker,” “dumb black bitch,” “black monkey,” “piece of shit” and “nigger.”
Two have referred to an employee blind in one eye as “cyclops,” and “the one-eyed guy,” and an employee with a nose disorder as “the nose guy.”
There's been no official response yet though arena spokesman Barry Baum told the Daily News they, but take “allegations of this kind very seriously” and have "a zero tolerance policy for…