Faizon Love Settles Racism Lawsuit With Universal Pictures

Written by on January 27, 2021

Faizon Love sued Common Studios resulting from claims the corporate whitewashed the worldwide poster for the 2009 film {Couples} Retreat. Nevertheless, he has now determined to not transfer ahead with the lawsuit.

In accordance with The Hollywood Reporter, Love requested dismissal and one among his attorneys acknowledged, “Common Footage and Faizon Love reached an amicable settlement.”

Again in November, PEOPLE reported that the lawsuit accused the studio of breach of contract, fraud and discrimination for eradicating him and his co-star, Kali Hawk, from the movie’s poster when it opened abroad. 

Love and Hawk have been the one two Black lead actors within the movie that additionally featured Jason Bateman, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Bell, Kristen Davis, Malin Akerman and extra.

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“This movie was a giant money-maker for Common, however as a substitute of honoring my work and my contract, the studio selected to render me invisible to billions of moviegoers around the globe,” Love stated in an announcement on the time. 

“They haven’t solely harm me financially, they’ve harm me in a deeper manner by dismissing me due to my Blackness — and so they have harm all Black performers by persevering with to perpetuate racism within the film business.”

Common Studios by no means commented on the swimsuit.

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