HFPA Members Threaten Lawsuit Over Proposed New Rules, Citing ‘Age Discrimination’ (Exclusive)

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Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are threatening to sue the group over proposed rules that would strip them of voting rights on the Golden Globe Awards after 20 years of membership, calling it “age discrimination,” TheWrap has learned. In an email obtained by TheWrap, longtime member Judy Solomon, who is 90, expressed outrage over the proposal that would restrict members who have been with the organization for over 20 years from voting and from travel paid by the group. Solomon, a member for 65 years, and member Yenny Nun, said they will “launch a class action lawsuit for age discrimination,” if the proposition stays, Solomon’s email to her fellow members said. “My decision is based on the HFPA committing an act of age discrimination and a grave insult to my professional achievement.” In a statement to TheWrap, a spokesperson for the HFPA said: “As with any changes this significant, there is bound to be debate, dissent and disagreement. Our members have always been free to express their opinions. However, the Association has never contemplated litigation. Instead, we seek to work with our stakeholders and partners to find amicable solutions to preserve and expand our home for international journalists...

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