Playboy Accused Of Racism, Letting Christy Canyon Demand Ass Waxings

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Terri Hughes, a former producer on Playboy’s radio program Night Calls, is suing the company and accusing them of creating a “racially and sexually hostile work environment” on the program. Here are some of the juicier claims, which include Hughes being told that Playboy doesn’t do “negro shows.”

  • During a three-hour live show, host Christy Canyon repeatedly demanded Hughes come into the studio and “wax her ass” on air.
  • Vanessa Blue, Canyon’s African-American co-host complained that Canyon was creating “a racially and sexually hostile environment.” After Playboy instituted a “no penetration” policy due to Canyon’s behavior, Canyon continued to harass co-workers by masturbating in public and demanding that they (as well as guests on the show) touch her breast and genitals.

  • Despite repeated meetings and reaffirmations that “no means no,” Canyon continued her harassment of the staff.
  • When Canyon was briefly replaced by African-American Sinnamon Love, a producer told Hughes that Love and Blue had left “brown stains” on the chairs. When Hughes checked, all she found was a bong she believed was owned by a male employee.
  • Hughes was ordered to fire Blue for complaining about the hostile work environment.
  • When Blue received her own show and asked for Hughes to be her producer, Hughes was told by Playboy Executive Producer Farrell Hirsch “I don’t know how to say this, and it might offend you, but I’m just going to say it anyway—no negro shows.”
  • Playboy refused to let Hughes leave Night Calls for another program without taking a pay cut, despite other producers maintaining their level of income upon transfer.

So far Playboy has yet to comment. [TMZ]

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