If this were a white athlete accused of such conduct by a black employee, wouldn’t we be hearing howls of outrage from the usual suspects – and demands for action by the appropriate league officials? So tell me, where is the similar outcry in this case?
Knick center Eddy Curry was slapped with a shocking sexual-harassment suit yesterday by his former driver, who claims the 6-foot-11 hoopster tried to solicit gay sex from him.
Stunning court papers charge that Curry, a married father of several kids, repeatedly approached chauffeur David Kuchinsky "in the nude," saying, "Look at me, Dave, look" and, "Come and touch it, Dave."
Curry, 26, also made Kuchinsky perform "humiliating tasks outside the scope of his employment, such as cleaning up and removing dirty towels [into which Curry had ejaculated] so that his wife would not see them," the Manhattan federal court suit says.
Kuchinsky, 36, who is straight and Jewish, also alleges racism, saying Curry hurled slurs at him, including "f- - - ing Jew," "cracker," "white slave," "white devil" and "grandmaster of the KKK."
Now for what it is worth, I don’t know if the accusations here are true or not. Curry denies them – but then again, could you imagine anyone actually admitting to them even if they were true? But I find it interesting that the charges of racism and anti-Semitism have not been the fodder for the sort of media frenzy that we see with charges of racism made against white celebrities. Sort of an interesting double standard, don’t you think?