A federal judge has ruled that the gender and age discrimination lawsuit filed by former FS1 reporter Colleen Dominguez against the sports network can go forward.
Dominguez sued FS1 in December 2015, alleging higher-ups there had conspired to thwart her career beginning shortly after she came over from ESPN in March 2014. The complaint she filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California said her bosses began taking her off choice assignments—including interviews she’d scheduled with Madison Bumgarner and Rory McIlroy—and kept her away from the 2015 Super Bowl while sending dozens of less experienced staffers to that game.
At the same time, her complaint alleged, Fox Sports brass issued critiques about her physical appearance of the sort that male or younger female colleagues would never get. (The complaint said Dominguez was 54 years old at the time of the filing.) One of her co-workers told Deadspin that Dominguez’s standing at the network suffered when she rebuffed bosses’ efforts to have her undergo “an Erin Andrews makeover,” complete with a facelift and hair extensions courtesy of the same stylist that worked J-Lo’s coif.