Actor Marlon Wayans Being Sued for Racial Discrimination by a Black Actor


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Marlon Wayans. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Photo)

An African-American actor is suing actor Marlon Wayans for racial discrimination.

Actor Pierre Daniel on Aug. 25 filed a claim of harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race in a Los Angeles court dating back to a tweet Wayans posted on Twitter on Sept. 4, 2013.

Wayans hired Daniel to play a part in his movie “Haunted House 2”last year.

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(Screenshot of TMZ news report)

In the tweet, Wayans compared Daniels to Cleveland Brown, an animated character on the shows “Family Guy”and “The Cleveland Show.

“Tell me this n—a don’t look like … THIS N—a!!!” Wayans tweeted, posting a picture of
(Brown and Daniel side by side.

According to NewsOne, Daniel claimed in the suit that Wayans hurt his ability to act by causing him “shock, pain, discomfort and/or anxiety” and he is reportedly giving up his craft as a result. Daniel is reportedly targeting not only Wayans but the film’s production company and is requesting unspecified damages.

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