A WPIX TV cameraman has charged a Muslim news anchor of filing a false accusation of racism against him.
New York cameraman Ken Evseroff, 52, told the New York Post that on-air reporter Narmeen Choudhury falsely accused him of racism.
“I feel heartbroken and morally and professionally violated,” Evseroff told the media.
Choudhury began complaining about Evseroff as early as October of 2018.
“The Queens-born Choudhury, 38, a Muslim Bangladeshi-American and mother of two who has worked at WPIX since 2011, claimed the white Evseroff made ‘rude, racist and/or sexist comments’ during nearly every assignment they worked together, according to HR documents,” the paper reported.
But Evseroff was not fired until September 11, 2019 after he shared a Facebook post attacking Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s controversial description of the terror attack as “some people did something.”
The Facebook post also had the words “‘Never Forget’ – You said” over a picture of the burning Twin Towers, and a photo of Omar in a hijab with the phrase, “I am the proof – You have forgotten.”
When Evseroff’s post came to the attention of station management, the cameraman claimed that he was just sharing a story and that he had no distinct opinion about the topic.
But the station decided that his post was “perceived as racist,” and they could not allow an employee to be seen as a racist. So, he was fired.
Evseroff says that the station never told him anything about its social media policy and that he never got other warnings about such posts.
“I love my job. I am good at my job. I love telling stories to change lives. I was honest, upfront, and open as sharing the meme as a news story. I told the truth and when they didn’t like my truth they invented their own,” Evseroff, who worked for WPIX since 1997, said.
But now, Evseroff is charging the the station had garnered a negative opinion of him because of Choudhury’s complaints. And he has filed a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit claiming that the station fired him without cause.
Follow Warner Todd Huston on facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
Become an insider!
Sign up for the free Godfather Politics email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.