In an interview with the right wing Daily Caller, Byron Allen went in on Rev. Al Sharpton for being a “pawn” for his “white masters.” According to Allen, Sharpton took a “chicken dinner” payoff in exchange for remaining silent while Comcast discriminated against black media owners.
Allen, chairman and CEO of the production company Entertainment Studios, joined with the National Association of African-American Owned Media to file a $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit against Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Sharpton’s National Action Network, the NAACP, and the Urban League. All of the listed organizations have taken “payoffs” from Comcast, according to the lawsuit.
In the scathing interview, Allen called Sharpton “illiterate” and said Comcast paid Sharpton “so he doesn’t call them racist.”
“Why is Sharpton on TV every night on MSNBC? Because he endorsed Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal. He signed the memorandum of understanding back in 2010,” explained Allen.
In the video below, BreakingBrown Founder Yvette Carnell explains why, regardless of how you feel about Allen, this lawsuit proves Sharpton is and has always been a fumbling street preacher who is more interested in cash than justice.