CEO of Diddy’s Revolt Network Accused of Racism
After a bombshell letter written by an ex-employee leaked, Roma Khanna, CEO of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ Revolt Network is being accused of racism. The ex-employee even added to their claims against Khanna, saying the employees that Roma fired for “restructuring,” were “99% African American.” Here is an excerpt written to the Revolt board:
…from a place of genuine concern on behalf of myself, as a young, educated black woman, for the people currently employed at Revolt who are fearful of losing their jobs, and in an attempt to preserve the reputation and perception of this company.
“I’ve witnessed Roma say that ‘Black women intimidate her,’ and that at a May brainstorming session for the Revolt Music Conference, when it was suggested that rapper Meek Mill host a talk on prison reform, Roma responded, Maybe the conversation isn’t about prison reform, maybe it’s about how to stay out of jail, black boy.’
Lastly, the memo read:
In my own discomfort, I spoke up, saying that her comment was not only insulting but would also be disrespectful to Meek as he’s not a ‘boy’.
She then proceeded to propose,
Maybe that’s it. Maybe it’s a conversation on how not to be Black.’
Despite the harsh accusations, Diddy’s company has engaged in a full investigation, and says Roma can stay in her position. Diddy himself says, in a written statement to Page Six:
This story is inaccurate. We are a black-owned and -operated network and we have a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind. Revolt is led by a woman of color who is expected to uphold the same standards that I hold for all of my companies. After an extensive review led by outside counsel, there were no findings of deliberate misconduct. At this time, Roma Khanna will remain as CEO of Revolt.
Regarding the recent restructure, Revolt’s diversity remains unchanged. We are 67% ethnically diverse, with more than 60% of the senior leadership being women. Any suggestion that any company of mine negatively targets African Americans is absurd and offensive.
By: Miata Shanay