A couple years ago Marlon Wayans was having his fun online and ended up clowning an actor on the set of his Haunted House film. Well that actor didn’t appreciate Wayans joke and in return he filed a lawsuit claiming a number of things. Well yesterday it was revealed that the lawsuit is officially no longer on the table. Back to the jokes.
Marlon Wayans was cleared Thursday of racially harassing a fellow African American actor in a “groundbreaking” decision seen as paving the way for black artists to call each other “nigga” without fear of being sued.The ruling by a Los Angeles appeals court draws the line under a three-year legal battle launched after Wayans made fun of Pierre Daniel, comparing him with Cleveland Brown, a character in the long-running animated series “Family Guy.” Daniel claimed Wayans racially harassed him on the set of “Haunted House 2” by posting a side-by-side image of him with the character, captioning it: “Tell me this nigga don’t look like… THIS NIGGA!!!” Daniel sued but the case was dismissed in January 2015 by a Los Angeles judge who acknowledged the similarity between the “obviously black, heavy… with curly ‘Afro’ hair” cartoon character and the plaintiff. The 44-year-old comedian and “White Chicks” actor’s stock in trade was stereotyping, the judge said, ruling that the banter came under the banner of free speech. Daniel appealed but the decision was upheld on Thursday, court papers seen by AFP showed.
Marlon is currently gearing up for his newest series Marlon coming to NBC and his newest project Naked with Netflix and Regina Hall.