Shady Sellout: Is Al Sharpton Being Paid $3.8 Million To Keep Quiet About About The Lack Of Black TV Programming?
Lawsuit Claims Al Sharpton Paid Off To Keep Quiet About Black Programming
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s silence was bought for a cool $3.8 million — so that he wouldn’t complain about the lack of black cable TV programming, an explosive $20 billion lawsuit alleges.
Via NY Post reports:
The National Association of African-American Owned Media claims Comcast paid Sharpton and his National Action Network “cash ‘donations’ ” in exchange for not screaming about its lack of solely black-owned channels.
The cable giant also assured that the activist would keep his $750,000-a-year gig as a host on MSNBC, which it co-owns, even as his ratings slump, the suit alleges.
“The black community has been sold out by him,” comedian Byron Allen, a co-plaintiff and owner of Entertainment Studios, told The Post on Monday.
“Al Sharpton should be ashamed of himself for defending Comcast for a simple chicken-dinner payoff.”
The lawsuit — decrying the…
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