“MTV’s had a loud presence in the New York music scene for the last couple of years, most notably with our two monthly music shows — the live stream series ‘Artist to Watch Live’ at Webster Hall and the Artist to Watch concert series at Highline Ballroom,” says Amy Doyle, MTV’s head of music and talent strategy. “With the ‘VMAs’ in Brooklyn this year, we really wanted to build upon this groundwork and throw a week-long party that was open to music fans across the city.”Three of those concerts are at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, one at Terminal 5, and one at Webster Hall.
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…