Major Development: African White House Reporter Simon Ateba Declares That He Is Taking Legal Action Against Karine Jean-Pierre

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The White House reporter from Today News Africa, Simon Ateba, announced that he will be taking legal action against Karine Jean-Pierre, the current White House press secretary, over allegations that she showed discriminatory behavior towards him during press briefings.

On Friday, Ateba tweeted:

“I have also decided to take legal action against President Biden’s Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for discrimination against me in the White House. My lawyer will be the one to also talk about this case here or when we appear on television to discuss the case.”

He is also filing a lawsuit against the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) because, according to him, they “made false claims against me and my company and did not abide by their own membership guidelines.”

The reporter added:

“I will fight like hell because as they sit in the briefing room collecting salaries, they don’t know there are people like me who build companies from scratch. Pray for me.”

Ateba revealed that WHCA dismissed him from the association over claims that he “did not follow their own membership guidelines.”

He applied to be a part of the association but it was denied through an email by WHCA Executive Director Steven Thomma.

Ateba disclosed that the email stated:

“The committee noted repeated instances where your behavior violated the expectations for membership outlined in our bylaws.”

In December last year, Ateba claimed that Karine Jean-Pierre has turned his work life into a “nightmare.”

While talking with Tucker Carlson from Fox News, Ateba noted:

“There’s a reason why your show is the most watched show in news in the U.S. Because you bring people like me. It’s been a disaster, a total catastrophe, a real nightmare covering the Biden White House.”

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