Rihanna might have to reconsider her money management team after allegations that the firm that handles her finances promoted a racist culture within their offices. According to a lawsuit, members of the firm allegedly made some questionable remarks regarding Rihanna’s skin tone and other offensive utterances.
TMZ reported on the lawsuit filed by a fired employee of the Flynn Family Office, which handles not only Rihanna’s money but other stars. According to the axed former worker, the higher-ups at Flynn Family Office quipped that the Barbadian superstar is only “hot” and popular because her skin tone is “not too dark.” Wow.
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A fired employee claims the firm — Flynn Family Office (FFO) had a sexist culture and comments were allegedly hurled that were racist. The fired employee claims one of the company’s partners would say things like an assistant “lost points in [his] eyes because she was too dark.”
FFO — which also reps Kelly Ripa, designer Tory Burch and Katie Holmes — also allegedly tolerated discussions about sex tourism and the relative “hotness” of Asian women.
And the suit claims there was loose talk about women, including comments such as a worker having an “ass of steel.”
FFO is scoffing at the wrongful termination lawsuit, saying, “The complaint filed today is without merit, and we intend to defend vigorously against these baseless claims.”
Rihanna has yet to respond publicly in relation to the lawsuit or FFO’s alleged racist climate.