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NYC night club under fire for racial discrimination, charging Black people more and for calling manager ‘f—ing n-gg-r’

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A Black general manager of a ritzy New York City night club has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the establishment that hosts A-list celebrity clientele.
On Wednesday, Christopher Hibbert, who was the first Black GM at 1OAK club in Chelsea, complained in a filing in Manhattan Supreme Court that he endured a racist culture that included a promoter cursing him out at length and “physically menaced him and repeatedly called him a ‘f—ing n—-r.’”

Hibbert also said the club retaliated against him which resulted in his eventual firing, The NY Daily News reports.

Hibbert says he complained to upper management about his mistreatment and racist practices which included “the disparate treatment by 1OAK’s door and hostess staff of black and Hispanic patrons, who are often charged up to five times as much as white patrons and seated in a separate section of the club with other persons of color.”

Hibbert said while he was retaliated against the club promoter who harassed him got “nothing more than sensitivity training and [defendants then] began a campaign of retaliation against Hibbert, issuing him baseless disciplinary warnings and ultimately firing him,” the suit alleges.

Richie Akiva, the owner of the swanky club responded to Hibbert’s claims on Wednesday in a statement.

“At 1 OAK, we pride ourselves on welcoming those of all legal age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and national identity as both guests and employees.”

“Hopefully this case will shine a light on discrimination faced by persons of color in upscale Manhattan clubs,” Hibbert’s lawyer, Louis Pechman, told the Daily News.

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Comment by RoADRaCER on July 8, 2019 at 9:39pm

If true, boycott.

In fact, let's start our own clubs.

Comment by rafael monzon on June 14, 2019 at 3:38pm

I can honestly say that it is a mixed crowd that you get there. Yes if you are black or hispanic there is a different level of coolness there. It is easier to get along with our people. However depending on how hot THEY THINK THEY ARE or how much smoke someone blows up their butt some white people act totally different. That is a hot area over there and nine times out of ten you cannot get down W17th St when they are partying. Now depending on how much you value yourself and how much or little you accept, you will have to let some people know just in case you haven't figured it out the air they breathe is the same as you and hope they remember this when they come down off of their coke high. Moral of the story is don't blame nobody else for what you except.

Comment by HandsomeMan on June 14, 2019 at 2:17am
Research have shown he is.righy. Blacks pay more
Comment by mr1stroke on June 13, 2019 at 3:43pm
Now how long was that going, or how long were you accepting it, usually negros start to cry when the white folks no longer favor them, i hope youre not one of them and will justice out of it, every racists vorporations release the same statement these days once they are being called out lol they each have a copy of what to say when being called a racist, but thats ehat hsppen when niggers own nothing and cannot get along with each other, all those niggers claim they have money how many of them own places ehrre they can hang, and how many of them would get along, mufuckers cant even stay on the same block or project, how many shootings or die in brooklyn along this week and the week is not over, this is embarrass, and there are those who will find all types of excuses why those killing are taking place
Comment by stephen myers on June 13, 2019 at 3:16pm
Black people want to party around whites.....LOL.

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