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The SoJones Focus: Revlon CEO gets fired for racist comments

Be careful out there folks! It has been recently reported that Revlon is having issues within the whole team. A scientist who worked previously with the company is now reporting that the CEO is saying extremely nasty things about Jews and blacks. SoJones loves everyone and will not stand for disrespect among the minority communities:

nasty words always get you fired. #revlon

nasty words always get you fired. #revlon

According to Bossip:

The CEO of Revlon is a bigoted bully who hates “dirty” Americans, thinks Jews “stick together” and believes he can “smell” black people when they walk into a room, according to a new lawsuit. The beauty company’s boss, Lorenzo Delpani, made the ugly comments after taking over in 2013, according to a discrimination suit filed by Revlon’s former top scientist, Alan Meyers, who says he was ostracized because of his Jewish heritage.

Delpani, a native of Italy, told Meyers he was “shocked” there weren’t more Jews at the company because the biggest shareholder is Ron Perelman, a prominent Jewish American, according to the suit.“Jews stick together,” Delpani quipped. He also allegedly added that “thankfully,” Perelman “is not like that anymore.”Delpani also said that he hates living among Americans, whom he called “small-minded” and “dirty,” and that he can’t wait to get back to a “real” country, according to court papers filed this week.

Miss Berry, so sexy for Revlon.

Miss Berry, so sexy for Revlon.

He later allegedly went on an “anti-American tirade” in which he said the US is getting closer to being like ISIS. Meyers also claims Delpani made a racist comment after a meeting in South Africa, when he said he “could smell a black person when he entered a room.”Meyers says Delpani had it out for him for having red-flagged safety issues in the production and manufacturing process. In the suit, Meyers claims Delpani’s tirades and tormenting eventually became outright bullying. Meyers described one incident in October, when he allegedly was forced by Delpani to act as a human easel during a high-level meeting.

Meyers says he was instructed to hold a whiteboard, which covered his entire upper torso and head, for approximately 30 minutes. He saw this as a demeaning gesture, he says, especially since he was supposed to be part of the leadership team. Stress from the ordeal forced Meyers into the hospital with chest pains, the lawsuit says. He said he was fired on Dec. 10.

Concerning the lawsuit:

Alan Meyer’s lawsuit is a completely meritless attack by a former employee who is trying to distract from his own failed performance with false, sensational, and offensive allegations. Our Chairman, Ronald Perelman has expressed his unequivocal support for Lorenzo Delpani in the face of these offensive allegations. For 80 years, Revlon has always made the safety and well being of our consumers our top priority, demanding one of the most rigorous safety regimes in the industry. Revlon has a long history of championing people of all backgrounds, races, and religions and has been an industry leader in supporting and nurturing diversity.

this could be the end for the company.

this could be the end for the company.

Mr. Meyers repeatedly demonstrated critical lapses in judgment and failed to perform at the high standard we demand of our employees. Tellingly, Mr. Meyers repeatedly acknowledged his own embarrassment over failures and applauded Mr. Delpani’s expertise and vision. These outrageous allegations are being made after Mr. Meyers voluntarily resigned in light of his failed performance and withdrew his acceptance of the severance agreement. Instead, he chose to file a lawsuit in the midst of the holiday in an attempt to get an unwarranted additional payout. We will aggressively fight these baseless claims and this frivolous action.

 

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