Chateau Marmont employees are in dispute with the hotel because of claims of racial discrimination and sexual harassment, and the union reportedly plans to picket the party.
Chateau Marmont has been coveted in the past, but the current accusations from employees is causing headlines nowadays for the wrong reasons. The complaints are of a serious nature and has yet to resolve itself. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a boycott has been set forth by the local hotel worker’s union after employees alleged they were subjected to “racial discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace.”
“For Jay-Z to choose the Chateau Marmont for their Gold Party is shockingly insensitive,” said Kurt Petersen, co-president of Unite Here Local 11, in a statement. “They must move their event and choose an afterparty hot spot that treats its workers, especially Black women, with dignity and respect. Jay-Z has a responsibility to do better.” He added: “We hope Jay-Z joins Gabrielle Union, Spike Lee, Issa Rae, Robin Thede, Quinta Brunson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, Ashley Nicole Black and Samira Wiley in boycotting Chateau Marmont.”
It has also been reported that the union has planned on protesting the event with a picket line. A representative for Jay-Z has not commented on the controversy at this time. The Academy Awards premiere this Sunday, March 27. We shall see how this all turns out this weekend. Beyonce will be performing at the event.