Five anchorwomen at a New York City news channel have sued their company, saying they were marginalised and cast aside to make room for younger women and men.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court against Charter Communications on behalf of the women who work at NY1, known as New York One.
A Charter spokeswoman said the company takes the allegations seriously but has found no merit to them.
Meet @kshaughnessy2. 50 years old. Mother of 2. Anchor at NY1 since 1995 and winner of numerous awards. Kristen was the primary weekday morning fill-in anchor with approx. 45 slots per year. After the merger with Charter, her fill-in opportunities vanished. #UnseenWomenOnTV pic.twitter.com/bm2JpgoPIa
— Unseen On TV (@UnseenWomenOnTV) June 19, 2019
Maureen Huff says NY1 is a “respectful and fair workplace” and works to ensure its employees are valued and empowered.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and a return to the positions the women occupied before Charter took control of NY1 in 2016.
The female anchors are Roma Torre, Kristen Shaughnessy, Jeanine Ramirez, Vivian Lee and Amanda Farinacci.