A New York resident has sued Sean “Diddy” Combs, filing an age discrimination lawsuit Wednesday in Manhattan federal court in which she claims Diddy fired her because of her age. Francesca Spero, 51, said she helped launch Combs’ career when she introduced him to Russell Simmons and Uptown Records in 1988. She worked as an executive at Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment record label for 12 years before she was fired in March after she underwent hip surgery and confided to an executive that she was treated for a drug dependency relapse. The response from Combs’ publicist? “There are many reasons why Ms. Spero is no longer employed by Bad Boy, but age discrimination is not one of them." [AP]
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