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Former Writer Files Lawsuit Against WWE Alleging Racial Discrimination

A former WWE writer has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming racial discrimination and a hostile work environment.

Britney Abrahams, a Black woman, said she was fired by WWE last year in retaliation for pushing back against racism as well as racist and stereotypical pitches in the writers’ room, according to court documents. The suit was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

The complaint, written by Derek S. Sells of The Cochran Firm, lists the defendants as WWE itself, plus five backstage company employees and executives Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie McMahon no longer works for WWE, stepping down in January from her position as interim chairwoman and CEO.

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