A Black Transgender solid member of “Hamilton” has filed a grievance in opposition to the musical.
Suni Reid has labored as a member of the “Hamilton” solid for over two years, however in a grievance on Wednesday, they accused the play of harassment, bodily threats and purposely mis-gendering them. They filed the grievance with the Equal Employment Alternative Fee (EEOC), naming the broadway present’s guardian firm, Eliza Tour and Adventureland LLC, because the defendant.
Reid claims they requested administration to arrange a gender-neutral dressing room on the Hollywood Pantages Theatre and that’s when Reid says they “refused to resume their contract” again in September.
“Sadly, throughout Mx. Reid’s years with the present, which purports to be an icon of variety, they’ve skilled frequent incidents of discrimination and harassment from solid members and administration of Hamilton primarily based upon their race, sexual orientation/LGBTQ+ standing, gender, and gender identification,” the grievance reads.
Reid went on to say that administration “did not act when sure actors bodily threatened or deliberately and repeatedly mis-gendered Mx. Reid, who was open about being transgender/non-binary.”
In a Wednesday assertion, a Hamilton spokesperson stated they “deny allegations within the Cost,” and famous that they gave Reid “direct monetary help, paid for his or her medical health insurance and paid for his or her housing.”
“Suni Reid was a valued solid member for greater than three years. We provided them a contract to return to Hamilton with phrases attentive to their requests,” the spokesperson stated. “We’ve not discriminated or retaliated in opposition to Suni. Because the shutdown, our group has taken care of our group. We’ve handled Suni with the identical respect and consideration as all the corporate members of Hamilton.”