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SNY Sportscaster Files Multi-Million Dollar Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Network

Recently let go, longtime SNY sportscaster Jonas Schwartz plans to file a multi-million dollar retaliation and race discrimination lawsuit against his former network in Southern District Federal Court next week, The Post has learned.

Schwartz’s lawyer, Kristan Peters-Hamlin, already has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a copy of which The Post obtained. The EEOC file is a requirement before a suit. Peters-Hamlin confirmed to The Post the plans for the forthcoming Federal Court filing next week and the damages sought. 

“We are not aware of any lawsuit being filed and have no comment,” SNY said in a statement to The Post.

The EEOC complaint lays the groundwork for SNY’s alleged retaliation and discrimination against Schwartz because of his skin color. The 45-year-old Schwartz, who is white, did not have his contract renewed at the end of last year after 14 years on SNY’s air.

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