'Bachelor', 'Bachelorette' to be sued for racial discrimination?
Published Apr 18 2012, 16:43 BST | By Catriona Wightman The Bachelor
and The Bachelorette
are reportedly facing a lawsuit accusing them of racial discrimination.
The ABC reality shows could soon be the subject of a class action led by footballers Nathaniel Claybrooks
and Christopher Johnson, The Hollywood Reporter
The duo and the other plaintiffs, a group of residents from Nashville, argued that none of the Bachelors or Bachelorettes has been a member of an ethnic minority.
A complaint against ABC, the show's production companies, and executive producer Mike Fleiss is expected to be filed in court today.
Casting for the 17th season of The Bachelor
is currently underway, while the new season of The Bachelorette
- starring Emily Maynard
- will premiere on May 14
ABC has not yet commented on the reports of a lawsuit.