CBS Says 'Attractive, Young' Women Hires Protected

Law360, Los Angeles (November 1, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT) -- CBS Broadcasting Inc. on Friday urged a California appeals court to toss allegations that it passed on a television meteorologist job candidate because he’s not an "attractive young" woman, saying a free-speech law protects its selection of who acts as a “public face” of its brand.

CBS argued that a trial judge who denied its anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation motion to dismiss Kyle Hunter's employment discrimination case erred in finding its decision not to hire him for a position at two Los Angeles television stations was not “an act in furtherance of free speech in connection with a public issue.”...

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