BET And Viacom Settle Discrimination Suit

Fired BET Exec Sues, Alleges Gender Bias

Zola Mashariki’s lawsuit claims that Black Entertainment Television, Viacom and its largely male leadership foster a climate in which women are systematically harassed and denied opportunities. Her suit filed Wednesday in federal court seeks an unspecified amount in compensatory and punitive damages for alleged losses including back pay and benefits.

Two Top BET Programmers Leaving

BET programming president Stephen Hill and his top lieutenant Zola Mashariki are stepping down from the network, marking the latest transition in the management of Viacom-owned cable channels.