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Las Vegas’s KVVU Sued For ‘Retaliatory Firing’

A former video editor has filed suit against KVVU Channel 5 in Las Vegas, claiming he was fired for complaining about a hostile work environment.

The suit alleges that anchor Rachel Smith harassed Eric J. Schyman in front of coworkers for “wanting to meet Joan Rivers, stating that it must be (Schyman’s) ultimate gay-Jew fantasy,” and remarking that “she was going to write a book on how gay (Schyman) was,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

The suit also alleges that Smith ridiculed Schyman’s dyslexia and that chief photographer Justin Grant shoved Schyman against a wall “to show how to properly restrain a person.”

Schyman apparently complained to HR about the behavior, and was fired a week later–ostensibly for mailing a video tape to the wrong address, which the lawsuit calls retaliatory.

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Media Folk On The Move: New LAT Mag Editor, Managing Director of Lonely Planet, More

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Lonely Planet has named John Boris managing director of Lonely Planet Americas (GalleyCat). He joins from Zagat Survey.

Nancie Clare has been promoted to editor of the Los Angeles Times’ Sunday magazine, replacing Annie Gilbar, who had been named editor in July. (TheWrap)

Lori O’Connor has been named advertising sales director at TV Guide. She had been Eastern sales manager there. (Revolving Door)

Ogden Publications, of Mother Earth News and Utne Reader, etc., announced three new appointments: Sheila Kearney, advertising account executive, Jennifer Mohwinkle, advertising sales rep, and Rachel Smith, public relations specialist. (Folio:)

Too many moves in marketing and advertising to list, but Let’s Talk Turkey has an extensive list from last week.

And of course, our own Revolving Door is stocked with career changers daily…