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Lawsuit Claims Playboy Plays Dirty with Blacks

9/18/2008 8:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Maybe there's a reason all of Hef's girlfriends are blonde-haired and blue-eyed.
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Terri Hughes was a producer for the Playboy Radio show "Night Calls." Hughes claims during a live broadcast, she was asked to repeatedly "wax" the "ass" of co-host Christy Canyon. She alleges Canyon created a hostile environment by, among other things, "exposing her genitals and breasts to co-workers, making requests to guests and co-workers to touch her genitals and breasts, and masturbating herself with her own hands as well as with various sex toys during live broadcasts of 'Night Calls.'"

Hughes, who is African-American, alleges that when a host of another Playboy show -- who was also an African-American woman -- requested for Hughes work on her show, the executive producer of Playboy Radio warned, "I don't know how to say this, and it might offend you, but I'm just going to say it anyway -- no Negro shows."

Hughes is seeking unspecified damages. Calls to Playboy were not immediately returned.

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31.

WHAT?    

BRETT and TRUTH
AMEN TO THAT!
Let's say, for instance a person ( of any race) or a black or a white person says: NO MORE WHITE BREAD SHOWS
The lawsuit would be laughable.
Because suddenly, it's ok to diss white, and hispanics, but NOT OK to diss blacks.
Double standards?
By the way, I don't know any white people that would sue someone who said, NO MORE WHITE BREAD SHOWS.
Because it would be stupid, wouldn't it?
Ever seen a stand-up comedian "joke around" about white people, making fun, name calling, imitations?
Stand-up comedian does a show "joking around" about black people, making fun , calling names, imitations. Then out come the race card holding morons.
P.S SwingVoteNYC SHUDUP, we have heard enough from you.

2190 days ago
32.

meow    

Nothing wrong with a waxed ass. But there is somethign wrong with a culture of idiocy that the playboy franchise has developed over time. This mentality is the same mentality that thinks being a pimp is a good thing. Anything goes and no proper oversight. Where is Kendra when you need her.

2190 days ago
33.

bree    

it is absolutely hilarious and outrageous that this woman is upset in part because a playboy (!!) tv host was naked and playing with herself. are you serious? that's what they are SUPPOSED TO DO. what it comes down to is this woman wants money. just like most of the other people who sue somebody for more money than 90% of the country makes over ONE SENTENCE. this is ridiculous, lady is a gold digger. and i do get what the person who was talking about BET/WET was saying... for me it's not so much that there's a channel with all black programming, i could care less about that. good for them. but really, what if i decided to make a channel and name is WHITE ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION. i'd be sued by every black, half-black, and quarter-black person in the industry. or instead of ebony magazine, i made ivory magazine. oh i can see it now, how crazy people would get over that.

2190 days ago
34.

nucking futs 69    

Christy Canyon playing with herself and flashing people creates a hostile working environment? WTF?! Dude, I think I just found my dream job. Canyon is 100% milf-tastic!

2190 days ago
35.

jpea    

9. "Maybe there's a reason all of Hef's girlfriends are blonde-haired and blue-eyed".
AHH maybe because thats what floats his boat, and who can blame him, does it make me a racist that I perfer blue eyed blondes over african americans too? if so ....color me racist

Posted at 8:36PM on Sep 18th 2008 by Hef is the MAN

No dummy it does not make you racist but if in fact you say things like "NO NEGRO SHOW" then that's a different matter...
Hell I love blonds and blue eyes as well and I am AA, BUT LET'S BE FAIR , Every races has it's beauties and the ulgies..
AA's has supported Playboy for generations at least they can do is show and hire bEAUTIES OF ALL RACES,
Probably why they are on the decline in sales, it's becoming more evident they only see blonds and blue eyes AS BEAUTY
WHAT A REAL SHAME...

2190 days ago
36.

Ana    

For the record, there are Latin Grammy's because it is for artist from Mexico, Caribbean & Latin American countries. There is also Grammy's for European countries. There is no excuse for Essence awards though. Those awards are all about normal American people that exclude themselves. There is no real reason for having all black awards because they are just Americans. I guess it is time to have all whites awards. What's good for the goose is good for the gander too! Right?

2190 days ago
37.

jpea    

34. For the record, there are Latin Grammy's because it is for artist from Mexico, Caribbean & Latin American countries. There is also Grammy's for European countries. There is no excuse for Essence awards though. Those awards are all about normal American people that exclude themselves. There is no real reason for having all black awards because they are just Americans. I guess it is time to have all whites awards. What's good for the goose is good for the gander too! Right?

Posted at 10:50AM on Sep 19th 2008 by Ana

Ana tell me you are not serious, because you are very much uninformed....
The only reason there is a Black anything show is because you and your white peers have rejected us for so long we had to have something to show our KIDS that they are SOMEBODY and all AA's not criminals or low lifes...
Also I can tell you tis when you refer to BET for Blacks OnLY that only 1 channel out of 200 to 300 channels and anytime of the day you go to one of those 200 - 300 channels and never see a AA or any other Minority.. So stop whining ....
The good ole U.S. of A. is still 95% White when it comes to TV and movies...

2190 days ago
38.

.....    

I hate the words african american. It is so ridiculous. You weren't born there. Niether were your parents. In most cases not even your grandparents. You couldn't tell me what part of africa if your life depended on it. How the hell are you african-american?

2190 days ago
39.

Crack is WHACK!!!!!    

I have few things to say #1 I really don't believe Hef is a racist by any stretch of the imagination. He seems like a good guy and he did give opportunitys to Blacks when other were slamming the door in our faces. The sexual harrassment part of this las suit is RIDICULOUS....It's PLAYBOY for Pete's sake. All ole girl had to do was tell that B*tch is is STRICTLY D*ckly.

Now as for all these white ppl saying we have BET, Essence, Ebony, BET Awards shows and so on. Do you really HEAR yourselves? So what you are saying is because WHITE america has now decided to somewhat acknowledge us in main stream media ( and I use the work ackowledge loosely) We should give up everything we have established? That's like saying shave off your hair....because I have a wig for you. It may look genuine but it's not REAL. The post from SOME of the white ppl on this issue is proof of that.

When we are TRULY accepted.......you know what never mind, I'm wasting my energy.

2190 days ago
40.

jay    

LIKE NOBODY CAN TELL THAT PLAYBOY IS RACIST... THEY NEVER HAVE ANY BLACK WOMEN IN THE MAGAZINE, AND IF THEY DO THEY ARE SO LIGHT SKINNED THEY LOOK LIKE TANNED WHITE FEMALES.

2190 days ago
41.

sher    

Uh it's a known fact in the modeling/acting industry that black woman do not sell as well. Black woman are gorgeous but for whatever reason they just don't sell. I had a modeling company and clients actually told me that...they don't want blacks because they don't sell...these industries are about MONEY!!

2190 days ago
42.

Tom    

Someone should mention that while Canyon is white the other co-host is black, so I really dought its a racist thing!

2190 days ago
43.

PB3    

I am a white male who finds black women attractive. Why the prefix. Why must we continue to separate ourselves, (human kind) with (such and such-American)? If you are born in American, you are an American. End of Story. I have witnessed continued growth of; for lack of a better term, "reverse racism" in America. Just when I thought we were making strides in the right direction with racism. Which I do realize has a long way to go. Bottom line; "everybody" in American, of every color, needs to work together in showing our younger generations that these taught ways of viewing, and stereotyping, people does nothing but pins people against each other and eventually leads to self destruction of the human kind. What needs to be done? I wish I knew


THANKS

2190 days ago
44.

Doug    

Sounds like just another lady trying to grab media attentio by playing the race card. Does the name Crystal Mangum ring a bell? That accusation devastated the Duke lacraosse team and it was completely unfounded. I sure hop all these "activists" don't jump on this issue the same way and demonize an innocent publication like Playboy...
It is very disappointing to hear all of these people talking about "our people" and "our tv station." If you wanted to be treated the same as everybody else, why would you want to have all these seperate programs for yourselves? It seems like you are simply bringing up more divisions...

2190 days ago
45.

noitall    

QUESTION: Why do these people always think they're the victims of "whitey"? Did it ever occur to them that they're just not that attractive? PLAYBOY is serious biz. They don't deal in sloppy seconds-looking girls. Hef's gotta go where the $$$ is, and let's face it - it ain't with this "type". DEAL WITH IT !!!

2190 days ago
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