Francesca Spero, a 51-year-old executive at Bad Boy Records, has filed a $12 million age discrimination lawsuit against Sean “P. Diddy” Combs after she was fired for allegedly being too old and replaced with a less experienced woman about 15 years younger than Spero.
According to NBC New York:
Spero says that she first met Combs, in 1988 and began working for him a decade later — during his “Puff Daddy” phase. She says that she helped sign new song writers, get music clearances for corporate endorsements, execute Bad Boy’s $38 million deal with Warner Brothers and produce the MTV reality show “Making the Band.”
Their partnership, however, began to fall apart two years ago when she underwent surgery to treat a hip misalignment, and he allegedly said she could no longer “run around” and earned too much money for “someone who could no longer keep up with his fast-paced lifestyle,” according to her lawsuit.