New York Post senior reporter Austin Fenner was fired from the paper on November 9, the same day that a former colleague, Sandra Guzman, filed a discrimination suit against the Rupert Murdoch-owned paper. This week, Fenner, who is black, leveled his own allegations against the Post, filing suit yesterday is U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
And there is more of a connection between Fenner and Guzman, who was let go from the Post in October months after speaking out against a controversial cartoon portraying a dead chimpanzee in reference to President Barack Obama‘s stimulus plan. Fenner also spoke out about the racist implications of the cartoon, which ran in the Post in February.
Using the same attorneys as Guzman, Fenner has produced a 27-page complaint against the paper claiming the paper’s editors used “Jim Crow”-era tactics to keep him from entering the newsroom after he spoke out against the cartoon.