Former unpaid intern sues “Charlie Rose,” claims show violated wage laws

A former unpaid intern for pubcasting talk show Charlie Rose has filed a lawsuit against Rose and his production company, the New York Times is reporting. Lucy Bickerton contends New York State wage laws were violated because the show’s interns were not paid. Bickerton and the law firm representing her, Outten & Golden, told the paper they were seeking to bring the lawsuit as a class action on behalf of all unpaid interns working for the show since March 2006.

Paul C. Curnin, a lawyer for Charlie Rose Inc., told the Times, “We will review the complaint and respond. We are confident that Charlie Rose Inc.’s employment practices are appropriate.”

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