- Last Updated: 7:15 AM, April 26, 2012
- Posted: 12:35 AM, April 26, 2012
Hey! Hey! Hey! . . . See you in court!
An obese black lawyer filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against insurance giant AIG and an ex-supervisor, saying his white boss yelled out “Hey! Hey! Hey! It’s Fat Albert!” and other racist taunts.
Earl Brown, 43, an Ivy league-educated lawyer, claimed in the civil-rights suit that the ex-boss, John Hornbostel, 49, peppered him with racist remarks and cruel jokes about his weight for years before he was canned without cause.
“Make sure you grab a bite to eat before this one does! He’s been known to clean out a Danish platter,” Hornbostel yelled about Brown during a meeting in April 2008, the suit claims.
Hornbostel then allegedly walked away humming the tune to the “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids” animated TV show.
Neither Hornbostel nor AIG could immediately be reached for comment.