A group of Nashville residents led by football stars Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson said Tuesday they will file a class-action lawsuit against the ABC dating competition series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette
for racial discrimination. The potential plaintiffs point out that over
10 years of the show and 23 seasons, the programs have not featured a
single person of color as the featured Bachelor or Bachelorette.
Attorneys for the prospective plaintiffs put out a news release
saying they will be filing a complaint in federal court on Wednesday
morning against ABC, production companies Warner Horizon Television,
Next Entertainment, NZK Productions and Bachelor executive producer Mike Fleiss, and they have scheduled a news conference to speak about the topic.
Claybrooks and Johnson, both African Americans, are being represented
by three law firms: Barrett Johnston, Mehri & Skalet and