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Woman Sued CBS For Racism on Blue Bloods Set Now FOIL Request for Unemployment Files

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Sept 17 –  Trenena "Trina" Patterson sued Entertainment Partners LLC, Eye Productions, Michael Woll and Viacom after she was fired as a Set Customer on the set of the television show "Blue Bloods."

She says the set was full of racism, with comments about "big butt" and "du-rag" and "black people can't swim." 

 On November 6, 2020 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.   Hellerstein asked, with sympathy, if she has found another job.

 Only part time, he was told: there is very little work in theater production due to COVID.

Jump cut to September 17, 2021 when Judge Hellerstein held another conference. Inner City Press again covered it. CBS says it has submitted a FOIL request to the NYS Department of Labor for Patterson's unemployment records. Judge Hellerstein asked why take that slow route rather than subpoena? Given how long NYS agencies like DFS take under FOIL, we'll see.

The case is Patterson v. Entertainment Partners LLC et al., 20-cv-1911 (Hellerstein)


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