Diddy Stands by Revolt CEO Amid Racism Accusations
Diddy's Revolt media company is going through some changes, having recently downsized its staff, and now accusations of racism are being levied against the company CEO, Roma Khanna.
A Page Six article from Tuesday (July 3), reports on allegations made by a former staffer, who reportedly reached out to the Revolt board, “from a place of genuine concern on behalf of myself, as a young, educated black woman, for the people currently employed at Revolt who are fearful of losing their jobs, and in an attempt to preserve the reputation and perception of this company.”
In a letter outlining the issues, the same employee claimed, “I’ve witnessed Roma say that black women intimidate her.” The woman also recalled Khanna referring to Meek Mill as a "black boy" in a negative manor during a conversation about the Philly rapper speaking at a Revolt conference about prison reform. She goes on to claim, “Roma let 30 percent of the Revolt staff go for restructuring, and 99 percent [of those] are African-American."
Puff has responded to the claims, calling them not factual. "This story is inaccurate," he said in a statement. "We are a Black owned and operated network and we have a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind. Revolt is led by a woman of color who is expected to uphold the same standards that I hold for all of my companies. After an extensive review led by outside counsel there were no findings of deliberate misconduct. At this time, Roma Khanna will remain as CEO of REVOLT."
He added, "Regarding the recent restructure, Revolt’s diversity remains unchanged. We are 67% ethnically diverse, with more than 60% of the senior leadership being women. Any suggestion that any company of mine negatively targets African Americans is absurd and offensive.”
In other Diddy-related news, the CEO continues to expand his portfolio. The Forbes list frequenter and Jay-Z are investing in an app to help locate Black businesses.
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