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Marlon Wayans lawsuit: Wayans sued for racial discrimination and harassment

Actor Marlon Wayans attends the Republic Records Official MTV VMA After-Party at Project La on August 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Marlon Wayans is being sued by an actor he hired to work on "Haunted House 2." The man in question is Pierre Daniel and he contends that he suffered racial discrimination and harassment at the hand of Wayans. According to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, the lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday and no monetary claims were made available.

Pierre Daniel is suing Wayans for a picture and message that Wayans posted to Twitter last September. The tweet in question showed a picture of Pierre Daniel side-by-side with a picture of the cartoon character Cleveland Brown. The message accompanying the tweet read, "Tell me this n**** don't look like... THIS N****!!! Ol cleveland Brown a** lookin @ahhmovie 2 @whatthefunny I'm hurt…"

Marlon Wayans tweeted the image and message on September 4 of last year. Apparently it took Daniel almost a year to realize just how damaged he was as a result. Daniel says that Wayans wasn't just teasing him as he does many people on social media. Take one look at his account and you'll see that it's like a non-stop stand up comedy routine. Instead though, Daniel says he was mocked and humiliated. He contends that the harassment he suffered at the hands (or fingertips) of Marlon Wayans has caused great mental distress and has kept him from landing new acting jobs.

Although the amount Pierre Daniel is suing for is unspecified, he has named Marlon Wayans and his production company in the lawsuit. The tweet in question has since been removed but like anything else on the internet, it will never really go away. What do you think of the Marlon Wayans lawsuit? Do you think it was discriminatory or harmful? Let us know your opinion in the comments below.

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