Editor Sues WABC-TV, Alleges Reporter Racial Abuse

A longtime WABC/Channel 7 editor, Gerardo Lago has filed an $18 million lawsuit against ABC and Disney. Lago alleges that he suffered verbal abuse at the station on multiple occasions.

Reuters reports Lago is accusing three WABC reporters, Lauren Glassberg, Kemberly Richardson, and Stacey Sager of making “abusive, offensive and demeaning” comments towards him based on his Hispanic heritage.

Lago worked at WABC for over two decades before being put on medical leave last October, according to Reuters. After he refused to undergo an independent, psychological examination, the station suspended Lago without pay on February 3rd.

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