Univision Host Says He Was Illegally Fired Following The Michelle Obama Controversy Because He Wanted To Unionize The Station

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This is getting crazy!

Univision host Rodner Figueroa was fired for making a statement comparing Michelle Obama to a cast member from Planet of the Apes, but he says that’s not why he was fired!

[ Related: Rodner Figueroa’s Univision Colleagues Are Defending Him ]

According to a new lawsuit, Rodner says that the station was looking for a reason to get rid of him because he was trying to unionize the station to help Latinos there. He also claims he was illegally fired for these reasons, and that this is the reason he’s being called a racist.

While his statement was super ignorant, Rodner’s father is black, so some are sure he wasn’t trying to be racist… but this new info twists the story in a different direction!

The El Gordo y la Flaca host also alleges that the station never got a letter from the White House, complaining about the comment.

Verrrrry inneresting…

Do U believe Rodner’s side?

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Mar 24, 2015 4:43pm PDT

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