Former WWE writer Britney Abrahams has filed a lawsuit against WWE in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Abrahams alleges that the management discriminated & retaliated against her for opposing “offensively racist and stereotypical jargon” used in the scripts of black wrestlers.
Britney Abrahams joined WWE in 2020 as a writer for Monday Night RAW and Friday Night SmackDown. However, Abrahams was fired by the company in April 2022 after taking home a WrestleMania 38 chair, which was a common thing in the company.
During her time in WWE, Abrahams has opposed several racist and sexist pitches that other writers proposed such as instructing Bianca Belair to say, “Uh-Uh! Don’t make me take off my earrings and beat your a*s!.” Abrahams also opposed for Apollo Crews to speak with a “stereotypical and exaggerated Nigerian accent.”
At one point, a writer pitched Reggie should dress in drag while he was paired with Carmella. Another writer has pitched a storyline for Mansoor that he is behind the 9/11 attack.
The lawsuit has included WWE, Executive Chairman Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Christine Lubrana, senior writers Jen Pepperman & Chris Dunn, and lead writers Ryan Callahan & Mike Heller as defendants.
Britney Abrahams “is seeking reinstatement, damages, declaratory judgment, and an injunction restraining defendants from engaging in such unlawful conduct.”
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