Former ‘Young and the Restless’ star Victoria Rowell continued her efforts to drive home her point in her lawsuit against CBS and Sony, where she alleges discrimination in the job force behind-the-scenes and in front of the camera on The Young and the Restless! Rowell had played Drucilla Winters on the daytime drama series.
Thursday, Victoria held a press conference in New York City, where Soap Opera Digest is reporting these comments from the actress and author: “This is a profound moment for me as an African American woman, who wishes to continue to live the American dream.”
She went on to say: “I always advocated for myself and was taught to do so after 18 years in foster care, and I advocate for others and was taught to do so. So, this is not about me, this is about myself and many, many African Americans who have been denied the right to perform in front and behind the camera, specifically on The Young and the Restless.”
SOD teased they will have more on the press conference in an upcoming issue of their publication!
Meanwhile, CBS has already come forward in a statement from a network spokesperson on Daytime Confidential stating: “We were disappointed to learn that, after leaving the cast of The Young and the Restless on her own initiative, Ms. Rowell has attempted to rewrite that history through lawyers’ letters and a lawsuit that has no merit. We harbor no ill will toward Ms. Rowell, but we will vigorously defend this case.”
So, what do you think of Victoria holding a press conference, and the sentiments she is sharing publicly on her lawsuit? Comment below!