Ex-Editor Sues 'Racist' NY Post

Employee says boss called her 'Cha Cha #1'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2009 5:56 PM CST
Reverend Al Sharpton and hundreds of demonstrators gather outside New York Post headquarters to protest a controversial chimpanzee cartoon in the newspaper February 19, 2009, in New York City.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A former associate editor of the New York Post says she was fired for complaining about the paper’s racist and sexist atmosphere. Sandra Guzman, who identified herself as the “only female editor of color at the Post,” is suing parent News Corp. Her suit claims she was among those who complained about an infamous cartoon in February that critics say likened President Obama to a chimpanzee. Guzman also says a senior executive made a habit of referring to her as “Cha Cha #1,” Reuters reports.

"This lawsuit has no merit and is based on charges that are groundless," says a Post spokeswoman.