LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE DETAILS) – Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson are suing The Bachelor. Football players Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson are filing a class action lawsuit against ABC and producers of the Bachelor and The Bachelorette. They claim that in twenty-three season and ten years of the two shows ABC has never had an African-American Bachelor or Bachelorette. The two will hold a news conference for press on Wednesday. The Hollywood Reporter claims that their attorneys issued a news release claiming that their complaint will be filed in federal court that same day.
Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson are being represented by three firms, Barrett Johnston, Mehri & Skalet and Perkins-Law. The attorneys have yet to confirm if they will seek Claybrooks and Johnson as the class representatives.
The list of defendants will reportedly include ABC, Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, NZK Productions and Bachelor executive producer Mike Fleiss.
LALATE can report exclusively that Claybrooks has played with the Nashville Storm. The LB was first Team 1-AA with All American honors at MTSU. He’s game stats were 6′2′ and 265 lbs.
In 2009 documents obtained by LALATE, Claybrooks posted six tackles for a loss of nineteen yards in the 2009 season. He also posted 1.5 quarterback sacks for a loss of eight yards that same season.