A California federal judge has given the green light to former The Young and the Restless leading lady Victoria Rowell to proceed with her discrimination lawsuit against the daytime drama, Soap Central reports.
The actress, who played spitfire Dru, alleges that Y&R, CBS, Bell Dramatic Serial Company and Sony, which distributes both Y&R and Days of Our Lives, retaliated against her for speaking out about a lack of diversity at the network and Sony. Though a judge dismissed her complaint in November 2015, she was allowed to amend it — which she ultimately did, adding that, when she made it known that she wanted to try out for a Days role, her name was at first left off the list of auditioners.
Rowell last appeared on Y&R in 2007, when Dru fell off a cliff during a photo shoot; her body was never recovered.
In a statement released last year, CBS said that its powers that be “were disappointed to learn that, after leaving the cast of Y&R on her own initiative, Ms. Rowell has attempted to rewrite that history through lawyers’ letters and a lawsuit that has no merit.”
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