Starz allegedly asked DirecTV, Comcast and others to fake revenue, subscriber information

According to a fiery new lawsuit by a former employee, Starz allegedly asked DirecTV, Comcast and Liberty Media to "fabricate revenue and subscriber information" and to engage in other "malicious, fraudulent and/or oppressive" conduct.

Starz's former SVP of sales and affiliate marketing, Keno Thomas, made the allegations in a new lawsuit against Starz. "Starz ultimately terminated Mr. Thomas for his whistleblowing, his refusal to participate in illegal activities, and his advocacy on behalf of women and minorities," the lawsuit said, according to Deadline

"Normally, we would not comment on pending litigation, and, in this instance the company has not even been served," a Starz representative told Deadline in response to the lawsuit. "However, based on reading the complaint in the press, rest assured that Starz, as well as the other defendants cited, will defend themselves vigorously against these scurrilous, unsubstantiated and offensive attacks by a disgruntled former employee." Article

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