'The Bachelor,' 'The Bachelorette' Hit with Racial Discrimination Suit

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against ABC’s dating shows “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” The lawsuit was filed by two Nashville men who said the show has intentionally discriminated against minorities by not including them on the two series. Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson claim they were not given the same consideration as white candidates when they tried out to be contestants during a regional casting call. Among the defendants named in the suit are American Broadcast Cos. Inc., Warner Horizon Televsion and Mike Fleiss, executive producer of the two shows. ABC and the producers have declined to comment on the suit. Full Article

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