July 24, 2019 / 12:16 AM / a month ago

Calif. Supreme Court says CNN's free speech rights don't cover producer's firing

The California Supreme Court has ruled that CNN must face race and age bias claims by a producer it fired for alleged plagiarism, saying his lawsuit does not undermine the network’s right to choose how it staffs its newsroom.

The unanimous seven-member court on Monday said Emmy Award-winning producer Stanley Wilson did not appear on air to speak for CNN or have any say in the content it published, so a California law barring “strategic lawsuits against public participation” (SLAPP) did not apply to his case.

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