American actor, Faizon Love, filed a lawsuit against Universal Picture as he accused them of race discrimination after his picture was removed from the “Couple Retreat” poster.
Couples Retreat was released more than ten years ago, but it looks like Faizon Love still isn’t
pleased with how Universal has treated him over the years.
According to a Hollywood reporter, Faizon filed a lawsuit against Universal, saying that he was
“aghast” when he saw that he and his co-star Kali Hawk were removed from the movie poster overseas.
Universal reportedly apologized when the poster was first released, but Faizon says his career has not advanced since.
“They have not only hurt me financially, they have hurt me in a deeper way by dismissing
because of my Blackness–and they have hurt all Black performers by continuing to perpetuate
racism in the movie industry,”
Faizon said. “I want to ensure that future generations don’t have to endure the racism and whitewashing that I have experienced.”
The suit accuses Universal of fraud, breach of contract, and violation of California’s fair employment act and civil rights law.
Universal declined to comment.