Two Nashville residents are planning to sue creators of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette for “intentionally excluding people of color” on their popular ABC reality dating show.
Nashville residents Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson say that for over a decade, the show has never featured a single person of color in the central role of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. Nathaniel and Christopher, both of whom are African-American, are planning to file their lawsuit inside a federal court on Wednesday morning.
A source close to the plaintiffs tells RumorFix that the men auditioned to be the bachelor in August 2011, but were denied on the basis of their color.
The men are suing ABC, Warner Horizon Televison, Inc., Next Entertainment, Inc., Michael Fleiss and the executive producers of The Bachelor and Bachelorette franchises.