Ex-NY Post editor sues paper for racism, sexism

By Jonathan Stempel

NEW YORK, NY Nov 10 (Reuters) – A former New York Post editor has sued the newspaper and its parent News Corp (NWSA.O), saying she was fired after complaining about sexism and racism, including a cartoon that appeared to liken U.S. President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee.

According to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court, Sandra Guzman, a black and Puerto Rican associate editor, was terminated on Sept. 29 in retaliation for complaints about allegedly pervasive racism and sexism at the newspaper.

Monday’s lawsuit said Guzman, the “only female editor of color at the Post,” was among those who complained about a Feb. 18 cartoon that depicted a policeman shooting a crazed chimpanzee, a play on a similar incident in Connecticut.  To read the full story click here.