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Isaiah Washington Says Shonda Rhimes Blames Racism for His ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Firing

Isaiah Washington insists he was ousted from “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2007 over false accusations fueled by an allegedly racist ABC exec … and he says Shonda Rhimes knows it too, and has his back. The actor tells us Shonda — creator…

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Farrah Abraham Sues Viacom for Teen Mom OG Firing!

Before we get started, let’s take a moment to reflect on Farrah Abraham and the many, many hate crimes she’s endured these past few months.

Let’s consider how hard it’s been for her, and how the things she’s been going through have definitely, without a doubt been hate crimes.

… Are we good now?

Yes, so our beloved Farrah has been in a bit of a tailspin since October, when she was fired from Teen Mom OG.

It’s taken a while to get the full story, mostly because for the first couple of months after it happened Farrah had been the only one telling the story.

And as you may have noticed, she’s not the most reliable narrator. And also she has a hard time with words and figuring out how they work.

To hear her tell it, she was fired because of her work in the sex industry, and to be fired for such a reason was literally a hate crime.

She was sex-shamed by Teen Mom producers, she and her family had been manipulated for years into ruining their lives for good storylines.

She had a lot of accusations.

As it turns out, the powers that be didn’t love all the porn stuff, but another very big issue was the way Farrah treated crew members.

Because she honestly treated them like absolute garbage.

There was a little confusion over whether or not she was actually fired though — MTV owns the show, obviously but a separate production company films it, and they were the ones who did the firing.

But regardless, she hasn’t been filming, and it seems like she’s really and truly done with Teen Mom.

Well, she’s done being on Teen Mom — she still has some loose ends to tie up, though.

Yesterday, Farrah marched down to the courthouse and filed herself a lawsuit against Viacom, Teen Mom’s production company, and Teen Mom executive producer Morgan J. Freeman.

Why?

According to the documents, she’s suing “to hold defendants responsible for (1) harassing her because she did not conform to gender stereotypes; (2) wrongfully terminating her employment because she did not conform to gender stereotypes; and (3) terminating her employment in retaliation for complaining about the gender-stereotyping harassment she suffered.”

It’s already amazing, right?!

She also suing for “breach of contract, conversion, unjust enrichment, negligence, negligent hiring, retention, and/or supervision, tortious interference with business relations, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”

Now, we’re no lawyers, but you don’t really have to be a lawyer to see that she’s really just going for it with all of this.

The documents also state that on the day she was fired, the production crew “harassed, humiliated, discriminated against, disrespected, ridiculed, degraded, and sex shamed” her for working in adult entertainment.

She also claims here that Freeman threatened to sabotage any other deals she’d ever make with MTV, and that “given Freeman’s hostile tone, mannerisms, and body language,” she actually “feared for her life.”

See what we mean about how she’s going for it?

Farrah and her lawyers are suing for “emotional pain, emotional suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life,” and the rest of the money she was supposed to earn for this season according to her contract.

She’s suing for $ 5 million.

Five million actual dollars.

Actually, she’s asking for “an amount to be determined at trial but exceeding $ 5,000,000,” as well as her lawyer’s fees, so it’s even more ridiculous than that.

It’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out, to say the least.

There’s absolutely no doubt Viacom has an amazing team of lawyers, but there’s also no doubt that Farrah has zero sense and would keep pushing this until she bankrupts herself.

Grab your popcorn, friends, because this will almost definitely get good.

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Ann Curry Breaks Silence on Matt Lauer Misconduct, Firing

Ann Curry did her best to take the high road on Wednesday.

Sitting down with CBS This Morning to address a number of topics, Curry was asked early on about her former colleague, Matt Lauer.

Despite sharing a desk for many years, it was an open secret that Curry and Lauer never exactly got along well.

When Curry was fired five-plus years ago by NBC, most insiders believed it was Lauer who forced her out – and most viewers noted that she didn’t really acknowledge her co-anchor during her farewell address on air.

Fast forward to November of 2017… and Lauer getting fired under even more scandalous circumstances.

He’s been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct and even rape.

Some people remain shocked by these charges, truly taken aback that Lauer could even do such things.

But Curry is not one of these people.

“I can tell you that I am not surprised by the allegations,” the veteran journalist said flat-out this morning.

“Do you believe that Matt Lauer abused his power?” Norah O’Donnell asked.

Replied Curry, afraid of saying too much:

“Now I’m walking down that road and I’m trying not to hurt people. And I know what it’s like to be publicly humiliated.

“I never did anything wrong to be publicly humiliated and I don’t want to cause that kind of pain to somebody else.”

Fair enough, of course.

Like we said above, she really did try to take the high road.

But… 

“I can say that – because you are asking me a very direct question – I can say that I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed,” Curry continued.

“I would be surprised if someone said that they didn’t see that. So, it was verbal sexual harassment.”

Matt Lauer and Ann Curry dressed as Prince William and Kate Middleton for Halloween in 2011.

Lauer was let go bt NBC in late November after a colleague accused him of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

At the time, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack sent an email to employees just moments before Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb broke the news on the air.

(Kotb has since replaced Lauer as Guthrie’s permanent co-host.)

Since the initial accusation, multiple reports have been published that alleged Lauer sent underlings sex toys, asked them to perform sex acts and even forced himself on a woman in his office on at least one occasion.

A day after his ousting, Lauer issued the following apology:

There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry.

As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.

Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.

I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.

Lauer has said very little since then.

Sources say he’s just hanging out around his home in the Hamptons and spending time with his kids.

We can’t imagine he’s ever hired in the television industry again.

And if this is the case, we’d just like to say one thing:

GOOD RIDDANCE!

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