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AT&T fires executive after lawsuit alleging racial discrimination

AT&T fired the president of its U-Verse business, after an African American female employee filed a racial discrimination lawsuit.

In her lawsuit against Aaron Slator, AT&T and its CEO, Knoyme King alleged she was racially harassed during her employment at the company, the National Association for African American Owned Media said on Monday.

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"Aaron Slator has been terminated. There is no place for demeaning behavior within AT&T and we regret the action was not taken earlier," AT&T said in an email on Wednesday.

Slator had asked a former African-American female assistant to copy racist photos and texts, including a photo with young African children smiling and dancing, captioned "It's Friday 'N' Word," the lawsuit alleged.

The former assistant had complained to the company about Slator.

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The U-verse business offers Internet bundles with TV, telephone and broadband services.