Greenleaf asserts that she was released from her job in December after disclosing a relapse of severe depression, a condition she has reportedly battled for some time, notes The Cut.
The suit says the former host was dismissed without warning, even though her contract is said to have dictated that she was to receive violation notifications and be given time to correct the issue.
According to The Cut, she was first told her firing was due to insubordination. The reason was later explained as an infraction involving her exclusivity agreement.
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The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, reportedly states, “These purported breaches are pretext for discrimination due to her mental illness.”
Though Greenleaf conducted her interviews with celebrities from the steps in front of her Brooklyn home, the show’s new host, Nessa Diab, will do things a bit differently.
NBCUniversal announced on Monday that new episodes will begin airing on April 8 and “will feature a new ‘stoop’ located at 135 W 52ND, a midtown Manhattan luxury condominium, offering audiences spectacular views of New York City’s skyline.”
Diab’s professional background includes hosting a number of MTV specials, including ‘Teen Mom Aftershow’ and ‘The Real World After Show.’