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Sports Announcer Sues ESPN After Venus Williams Comment (Video) quoting : Opposing Views

referring to After he was fired from ESPN for reportedly referring to Venus Williams as a “gorilla,” tennis announcer Doug Adler is suing the station for wrongful termination (video below).
“When I commentate on tennis, I’m only commentating as to tactics and strategy,” explained Adler, according to TMZ.
Adler apologized for his choice of words but said that he would never have used the racist homonym to describe Williams.
Adler, who was fired in the middle of the tournament for his words, said that ESPN was aware of the expression.
“I believe [ESPN] fully understood what I meant,” Adler said, according to TMZ.

Sports Announcer Sues ESPN After Venus Williams Comment (Video)

according to Less than a month after pink-slipping tennis analyst Doug Adler for a seemingly racist remark about Venus Williams, ESPN was hit today with a wrongful-termination lawsuit by the veteran commentator.
“ESPN announced the firing of Plaintiff with a press release and on its website with the headline, ‘ESPN Tennis Commentator Apologizes For Description of Venus Williams’ Style of Play’ (January 19, 2017), the filing Tuesday in LA Superior Court adds.
Adler insists he did nothing wrong, did not call the Grand Slam champ a “gorilla” and that the sports media giant knows it.
“ESPN admitted in its own news article that, because the two words sound the same, it was ‘impossible’ (in ESPN’s view) to say for certain which word Plaintiff spoke,” says the complaint.
“In fact, ESPN, GROSS, and REYNOLDS and Does 1-50 knew that Plaintiff used the word ‘guerrilla,’ and not ‘gorilla,’” asserts the 18-page, jury seeking, six-claim complaint against the Disney-own cable channel and ESPN SVP Mark Gross and VP Jamie Reynolds (read it here).

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ESPN Sued By Ex-Tennis Analyst Fired Over Venus Williams Remark

Less than a month after pink-slipping tennis analyst Doug Adler for a seemingly racist remark about Venus Williams, ESPN was hit today with a wrongful-termination lawsuit by the veteran commentator.
“ESPN announced the firing of Plaintiff with a press release and on its website with the headline, ‘ESPN Tennis Commentator Apologizes For Description of Venus Williams’ Style of Play’ (January 19, 2017), the filing Tuesday in LA Superior Court adds.
“ESPN admitted in its own news article that, because the two words sound the same, it was ‘impossible’ (in ESPN’s view) to say for certain which word Plaintiff spoke,” says the complaint.
Adler insists he did nothing wrong, did not call the Grand Slam champ a “gorilla” and that the sports media giant knows it.
“Yet it fired him anyway.”“We have not been served and am declining further comment,” an ESPN spokesperson said Tuesday about the unspecified but wide-ranging and damage-seeking action from Adler.

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