Another Unpaid Intern Sues CBS
January 30, 2015 at 4:31 AM (PT)
CBS is the latest media company to get hit with a lawsuit from a former intern looking to be paid for work performed on an unpaid basis. DEADLINE reports that CAMILLE DEMERE has filed a proposed class action suit against CBS CORPORATION and CBS RADIO seeking compensation for work done as an intern.
In the suit, DEMERE alleges, "Beginning in approximately DECEMBER 2009 and continuing through AUGUST 2010, CBS employed the Named Plaintiff to perform various tasks, including, but not limited to,managing the company’s website,writing stories to be published on the website and taking pictures for galleries and to supplement stories, cutting and editing full length radio features into shorter clips, creating original content to include in online posts, and moderating and troubleshooting the website," all without pay.
DEMERE's attorneys, VIRGINIA AND AMBIDER LLP and LEEDS BROWN LAW, P.C., represented MALLORY MUSALLAM in a similar suit against CBS for an unpaid internship at "THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN"; That suit was dropped and DEADLINE reports that MUSALLAM alleged that the attorneys "coerced" her into suing.