Revolt television network CEO, Roma Khanna, has been accused of racism by a former employee, who cited several instances of discrimination against African Americans in a letter sent to the network’s board.
In the letter, the ex-employee claimed her accusations came “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.”
“I’ve witnessed Roma say that black women intimidate her,” she continued, adding that the CEO even declined a suggestion for Meek Mill to discuss prison reform for the Revolt Music Conference, saying, “Maybe the conversation isn’t about prison reform, maybe it’s about how to stay out of jail, black boy.”
“In my own discomfort, I spoke up, saying that her comment was not only insulting but would also be disrespectful to Meek as he’s not a ‘boy,’….She then proceeded to propose …’Maybe that’s it…Maybe it’s a conversation on how not to be black.”
Upon receiving the letter, the board immediately sent it to an outside source to investigate, as it also alleged that Khanna “let 30 percent of the Revolt staff go for restructuring, and 99 percent [of those] are African-American.”
Since then though, the head honcho has opened up about the allegations, and expressed his support for his CEO.
“This story is inaccurate,” Diddy told TMZ. “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.”
“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 American is absurd and offensive.”