- The Washington Times - Monday, August 25, 2014

People magazine — the nation’s top-selling celebrity magazine — is being sued for racism by an award-winning journalist, Tatsha Robertson.

Ms. Robertson, the creator of Essence magazine’s White House bureau, worked as the only black senior-level editor at People until her firing, the New York Post reported. She filed a suit in Manhattan, claiming discrimination and citing years of suffering at the hands of her white bosses, the newspaper said.

In her suit, Ms. Robertson points to People as only employing eight blacks out of 110 and claims that she often overheard racist remarks from fellow employees.

People did not immediately comment on the suit, the New York Post reported.