CBS is off the sex discrimination hook with the man who was suing them. Daysun Perkins last week dropped his lawsuit against CBS Corp and CBS Television Distribution after reaching a confidential settlement with the network last month. On August 28, he requested (read it here) that LA Superior Court dismiss the case he filed in March. A hearing on Perkins’ request is set for October. “We have no comment except to say that the parties have resolved the case to the mutual satisfaction,” a CBS Television Distribution spokesperson told Deadline.
Perkins, currently GSN’s Executive Director for Original Programming and Development, sued CBS alleging he had been told the network had to hire a woman for a position he had applied for. According to the civil suit, Aaron Meyerson, the President of Programming and Development at CBS TV Distribution, told Perkins in March 2011 that despite his qualifications he “would not be hired” for the position of VP Development because of his gender. “I gotta go girl,” the suit claims Meyerson said. Meyerson is also said to have added, “this job is not worth getting a sex change over.” Perkins was no newcomer to CBS; he served as Director of Development at CBS TV Distribution from 2003 to 2008. Steven Browne of L.A.’s Browne Law Firm represents Perkins. CBS is represented by Littler Mendelson PC.
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