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Ex-Y&R Star Victoria Rowell Files Amended Complaint Against Sony and CBS!

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Last month, a judge ruled to dismiss the case filed by former The Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell (Ex-Drucilla) against her former employers Sony and CBS.  At that time, the judge also mentioned that he would allow future filing under certain conditions.

Well on Wednesday according to Soap Opera Digest, and in statement delivered to them by Rowell, she has picked back up her legal action and is continuing it.

Rowell related:  “On my behalf, my counsel filed an amended complaint to strengthen and clarify my claims of retaliation and discrimination against Sony, CBS and other defendant. We intend to vigorously prosecute these claims.”

Are you glad to hear Victoria has decided to continue to pursue action against her former employers and corporations? Or, do you think at this point it’s a no-win situation for her, and she should drop all  her legal action? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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CeeCee
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CeeCee

How can an outsider make a just and conclusive judgment? I do not care what he said/she said issues. None of us is in any position to give a sensible opinion without being privy to her private affairs and those of SONY. C’mon!!

Joyce Thorne
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Joyce Thorne

You are right in what you are saying. Unless we actually know what went on, we should not be judging.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

She should drop it…it was her decision to leave the show…Y&R did not drop her because of her race…the story was even left open to a future possible Drucilla return…if it was a race issue then why on earth did she make attempts to get rehired if so bad like she claims..there are several black characters on the show involved in a continuing front and center storyline-not that great of a story but many of the white actors stories are no better, and some like Lauren. Jill, and Colin are poorly underused!

JUDY K
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JUDY K

GIVE IT UP AND TRY TO FIND WORK ELSEWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ashleigh
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Ashleigh

Sheeeesh, amen!!!

SZima
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SZima

That’s the problem…after all the shit she’s stirred up, she’ll have a tough time getting hired anywhere!
Who wants to risk the Wrath of Victoria? They would probably get sued too!

JUDY K
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JUDY K

YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH THAT ANSWER.

Vicki Black
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Vicki Black

I loved her in her role on Y&R. I fear that she doesn’ t have the power to win against such powerhouses. If she can prove discrimination, she should stand up for herself. If not, she should drop it.

Earika
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Earika

She needs to drop it!! maybe back when she was on the show there were not many black actors and actresses on the show, but look at it now!! I’d say Sony has done a good job of keeping race a non-issue.

su0000
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su0000

That Victoria Rowell comes off as a Kook..
She hasn’t a chance in hades to win,,,.
lol CBS and Sony don’t lose ..
the woman has no proof, just her personal feelings..

Helen
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Helen

Please go away Victoria, she is a trouble maker and a has been. Her 15 minutes of fame is over.

Nikki
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Nikki

This is just stupid. This women just keeps going on & on with no end in sight. I think she just wants to stay in the news. Let’s face it some gossip is better than none. If and I mean a big IF it is going to be nothing more than a (he said/she said) Didn’t the first Jill Abbott try the same stunt at one time. I think her last name was Dickenson. She blamed Y & R for everything in her life that went wrong.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

You’re talking about Brenda Dickson.

Nikki
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Nikki

Thanks James. I couldn’t remember her name but this story sounds so much the same but without the nationality being the source of it all. I’m actually going to go back and read the story now that you gave me the name. V.R needs to move on. If she is that concerned with actor’s of color she can find another great way to support them. Use her money that she’s blowing on lawyers and put it into an acting school. Help the Black’s who don’t have jobs. Support equality but stop the silliness your making a fool of yourself as… Read more »

Joe
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Joe

If she was such a great actress, why didn’t she pop up somewhere other than Diagnosis Murder? After her 2nd Y&R stint, she really hasn’t done much. Maybe she needs to lunch with Brenda Dickson and reminisce about their better times at Y&R.

Timmm
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Timmm

She is a troublemaker and is black listed in Hollywood! MAYBE the Empire takes her in? Thats her only chance! Who cares, shes ungrateful.

Mo
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Mo

If you read her interview in SOD, it sounds like she’s quite busy.

Geoffrey-Martin Cyr
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Geoffrey-Martin Cyr

Karma REALLY needs to come around and give her a swift KICK into reality! >:-( In what parallel universe does she think ANY company will want to hire her after her history of self-entitled delusion is beyond me … I (for one) will NEVER watch anything she’s connected to again… #NotAFan

Rapids
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Rapids

This woman continues to shock me. Who quits a job then sues because they won’t hire her back? She will never work in this town again, much less for CBS Sony.
Nuisance law suits like this can go on and on, there are always attorneys looking for high profile work.

Sissy
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Sissy

Exactly….and if it WAS such a bad company to work for, as she claims…then why in the world has she tried for years to get rehired with them again?!?!

B.J.
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B.J.

It astonishes me too, that she thinks this is the way to correct the mistake she made in quitting that job, because they wouldn’t let her run the show. Trying to make this a discrimination issue demeans her fellow black actors who found CBS/Sony to be a good employer and remain there after all these years. She should seek other employment and stop chasing an undeserved windfall from a company who rightfully refuses to hire her again, because of her actions. I enjoyed her as “Drucilla”, and I’m sorry she chose to leave, but I see no reason for CBS… Read more »

Sissy
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Sissy

Amen!

Alan
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Alan

Neil and the rest of the Winters family haven’t had a decent story since Dru went over that cliff.

Both sides need to find a way to put this behind them and do what is best for the show. Bring back Victoria!

damien
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damien

i disagree, the winters clan is thriving without dru… we have the hilary triangle which imo is the one of the best, truest form of soap opera on the show right now.. qgood ol fashioned love triangle!
the characters in the winters circle are plenty. Neil has had many good love affairs, its just the writing that never fully flushed out his romances… once the hilary saga ends , the writers could always bring back aunt liv, or karen and neils adopted daughter anna and even leslie…
we dont need dru… shes does not behave as a professional , sorry

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

She’s pretty.

Timmm
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Timmm

Pretty crazy!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I don’t think a person is crazy for wanting to work somewhere without being spit on or mocked. I also understand that some people can become uncontrollable and/or crazy from constant abuse.

I read the original claim.

Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah, well how come none of the other actors complain about working at Y&R and none have come to her defense? She is a troublemaker, plain and simple!

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Victoria Rowell!!! Give it up girl. You ain’t got a leg to stand on and a pot to p!$$ in.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I have always wanted to see the character of Drucilla back and of course I would want her played by Victoria but doing things like she’s been doing is not going to get her back on the show. At least give us an answer as to what happened when Dru went over that cliff.

Mo
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Mo

I don’t really think she has a legitimate claim, but I don’t know everything in her case obviously. I will say this, she thinks she was done wrong and I do commend her for sticking to her guns and fighting even when it seems she’s in a no-win situation. I have been in a similar situation and sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.

Timmm
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Timmm

How about getting a freakin job you crazy loon!

Dr Helen Ruth
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Dr Helen Ruth

She is ridiculous. She should move on. Obviously Y&R is the least racist soap on the air today. Shame on her for being an opportunist. She isn’t even missed.

evelyn
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evelyn

How long is this story is going to play out with the baby,that story has been played so many times before.please end this,don’t like adams line either he should be in pison.

Brett
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Brett

This whole thing is as ridiculous as the stupid Prospect Park ABC suit.

Joyce Thorne
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Joyce Thorne

I’m glad she has continued on. People need to be made aware that minorities are not getting the same chances as the white race. I know her family and Victoria is a very talented woman plus an educated woman. May God’s blessings be with her in all ways.

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Fresh of his star-turn in Netflix;s Ozark as Laura Linney’s on-screen brother Ben, Pelphrey has nabbed a key role in the upcoming Amazon series, Outer Range.

The show also stars Lilli Taylor and Tamara Podemski and Josh Brolin.  Outer Range is from playwright Brian Watkins, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Amazon Studios.

According to Deadline: The story centers on Royal Abbott (Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness.  Taylor will portray Cecilia Abbott, the matriarch of the Abbott family. Cecilia is a woman of deep faith, which she finds tested as never before. Podemski will play Deputy Sheriff Joy. A life-long cop, Joy is running for county sheriff, and is the first gay Native American to ever do so in Wyoming. Pelphrey is Perry Abbott, the dutiful, eldest Abbott son, who is torn up inside by the lingering mystery of his missing wife.”

Coming up this Oscar season look for Tom in David Fincher’s Mank, where he plays Joseph Mankiewicz .

So will you be checking out Tom in Outer Range? Comment below.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Celebrates Taping 100 Episodes Since Returning to Production Amidst COVID-19

This week on Wednesday, The Bold and the Beautiful reached another milestone in their over 33-years on the air, but this one nobody could have prepared for or predicted earlier this year.

The CBS daytime drama celebrated their 100th episode back in production after the coronavirus pandemic shut down production months ago.  B&B was the first soap and television show back in production in the U.S. in June and since that time has kept the show moving forward offering its fans plenty of drama.

For the milestone, the cast and crew were given new masks to wear, which showed The Bold and the Beautiful logo and the 100 numerical number.

Taking to their Instagram account over the last few days, showing off their masks, and marking the occasion have been cast members including: Lawrence-Saint Victor, Thorsten Kaye, Denise Richard, Matthew Atkinson, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, Scott Clifton, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and more.

Thosten Kaye gave a special message and shout out to fans of the series sharing: ” We couldn’t have done it without you, our fans. Thank you.”

Lawrence Saint-Victor shared: “We’ve shot 100 episodes since we’ve been back in production!!  Our incredible team who brought us back and brought us back safely.   We weathered this crazy time.”

Check out Jacqui and Scott celebration pic below, then share your congrats to B&B for providing entertainment and drama during these tough times when it cannot be easy to film via the comment section below.

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According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

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