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Racial discrimination case against “The Bachelor” dismissed

Judge says show’s producers are protected by the First Amendment

A federal judge has dismissed a suit two black men filed against ABC, claiming the network engaged in racial discrimination when it did not cast them in the “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette,” two popular reality series.

The two men—Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson—claimed in their suit that in 10 years and 23 combined seasons, no person of color has ever been cast in either show. In addition to ABC, their suit targeted Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, NZK Productions and the shows’ executive producer, Mike Fleiss.


Cathleen Flahardy

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