Marlon Wayans Sued by Actor Over 'Racially Motivated' Joke

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Marlon Wayans speaks onstage at the TBS / TNT Upfront 2014 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 14, 2014 in New York City.  24674_002_1148.JPG  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)

Marlon Wayans Sued by Actor Over 'Racially Motivated' Joke

Pierre Daniel objects to Cleveland Brown comparison.

Published August 26, 2014

Marlon Wayans is being sued by an actor who took offense at being the target of one of the funnyman's jokes, TMZ reports. Pierre Daniel, who had a small part in A Haunted House 2, claims that Wayans tweeted a side-by-side pic comparing him to The Cleveland Show's animated star Cleveland Brown last September, with the caption, "Tell me this n---a don't look like ... THIS N---A!!! Ol Cleveland Brown a-- lookin."

In court documents, Daniel says the joke was "racially motivated" and mocked his appearance. He is suing Wayans for racial discrimination and harassment. Daniel also accuses Wayans of rolling his eyes at him, saying the action caused him "shock, pain, discomfort and/or anxiety" and that, as a result, he can no longer work as an actor.

Daniel is suing Wayans and his production company for unspecified damages. The comedian has not yet commented on the suit.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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