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Fired Al Jazeera America Employee Seeks $15 Million in Lawsuit
by Brian Flood
Matthew Luke (right), a former Al Jazeera America employee who was fired in February, has filed suit against the network complaining of a hostile work environment and claiming a manager made "discriminatory, anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks."
The suit claims that AJAM svp Osman Mahmud was promoted to his position overseeing Broadcast Operations & Technology because he was "well connected with the financiers and/or senior executives at the parent company of AJAM."
Luke claims Mahmud made remarks including, "whoever supports Israel should die a fiery death in hell." The suit also alleges that Mahmud exhibited "overt misogynistic behavior," including removing female employees from projects and excluding women from certain emails and meetings.
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