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Draymond Green gave his opinion on the wide disparity in pay between male NBA and female WNBA players.
The Golden State Warriors power forward told reporters he's "really tired" of WNBA players complaining about the pay gap.
He said, female athletes, particularly WNBA players, are "doing themselves a disservice by just complaining."
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When NBC reporter Kerith Burke noted that women are doing more to close the gap, Green said the women are just complaining, rather than taking steps to close the gap.
Green suggested WNBA players should up their game to bring fans through the door and increase revenue.
"Because the people that can change it, they're just going to continue to say, 'Well, the revenue isn't there. The revenue isn't there. So, if you don't bring in the revenue, we can't up your pay.' They're going keep using that," Green argued.
Despite his pessimism, Green is a staunch ally of women's sports and particularly the WNBA. He is pictured with Aerial Powers of the Washington Mystics in a photo dated September 24, 2019.
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Green, pictured with his son Draymond Green Jr., said he is looking at the most effective way to help women get the marketing attention and compensation they've demanded.
Jeremy Tardy, who appeared in the first 3 seasons of Netflix's hit series "Dear White People," has exited the show amid allegations of racial discrimination.
Tardy, 29, announced he was leaving the show on Twitter.com on Friday. "Unfortunately I will not be joining Netflix's Dear White People for its fourth and final season due to my experience with Lionsgate and their practices of racial discrimination," Tardy wrote in a series of several tweets.
Tardy claims Lionsgate negotiated raises with his white co-stars, but ignored his counter offer for a raise.
"After being offered to return for several episodes my team was notified that our counter offer would not be considered and that the initial offer was the 'best and final.'"
Tardy said he and other actors "banded together" in late August to reject their offers from Lionsgate. He said Lionsgate negotiated higher offers with white actors which led to them taking the deals before everyone else had received a "fair and suitable negotiation."
"We were all aware of the notorious pay disparities between people of color and our white colleagues on Netflix and Lionsgate shows; so this made it blatantly obvious."
He continued: "These companies have recently released statements and even donations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. I am calling out their shameful practices of discrimination and racial inequality with regard to how they have historically undervalued and lowballed people of color."
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Netflix has assembled an all-star legal team to fight Mo'Nique's discrimination lawsuit, insisting their low ball offer to the Oscar-winning star for her comedy special was "fair" market compensation for her talent level.
In legal papers obtained by TMZ, the Precious star accused Netflix bosses of offering white comedienne Amy Schumer $11 million for an hour-long stand-up special, while offering Mo'Nique, who is Black, only $500,000 for a similar stand up comedy special.
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The 51-year-old comedienne and mother of three turned down the offer and called on fans to boycott Netflix.
She followed through on her promise to take legal action against the streaming giant by filing a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, Nov. 14.
Responding to the lawsuit on Friday, a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement:
"We care deeply about inclusion, [equality], and diversity and take any accusations of discrimination very seriously. We believe our opening offer to Mo'Nique was fair - which is why we will be fighting this lawsuit."
The Precious star announced the lawsuit in a post on Instagram.com on Thursday.
"Hey My Loves — I can confirm that today I filed a pay discrimination lawsuit against Netflix. I had a choice to make: I could accept what I felt was pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me. I chose to stand up. I don't have any further comment this time, but I appreciate all of your support and love."
Mo'Nique also had beef with industry gurus Oprah, Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels for allegedly blackballing her after she declined to go on a promotional tour for a film project.