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Victoria Rowell Sues The Young and the Restless for Racism [PHOTO]


Sounds like the drama happening behind the scenes at the Young and the Restless was more intense than anything happening on camera.

Victoria Rowell, who starred on the soap opera from 1990 until 2007, has sued the producers of the show for not re-hiring her for racist reasons, the New York Daily News reports.

Rowell, 55, played Drucilla Winters, appeared in over 2,000 episodes and claims that Black actors were treated as second-class stars on the set, and that she even had to pay for a “capable African-American hair stylist.”

“White actors and actresses taunted Ms. Rowell and the stylist with impunity, and told Ms. Rowell that her hair ‘smelled,’” the lawsuit reads. Rowell also claims her co-star Melody Thomas Scott mockingly wore an oversize afro wig on set, and Michelle Stafford spit on her and called her a "freak," screaming "no one here likes you!" 

The actress quit the show when the writers made her character go insane. She was thrown in a straitjacket and hauled to an asylum. Her character then fell off a cliff and the body was never found, leaving some fans clamoring for her return and a resolution of the mystery

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