Complex’s premiere digital show, Everyday Struggle, has confirmed that the company will hire a third-party investigator to look into claims of workplace misconduct. After postponing production on the show to address these claims internally, Everyday Struggle Host Nadeska Alexis shared the news.
“We always want to be transparent with you guys. Over the weekend, a former employee made some allegations against Complex. She basically said that as a Black woman she had a very, very challenging time working here,” Alexis stated.
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“Now, we don’t know her personally and we don’t know the details of that situations personally, but as a team we felt that it was really important that Complex leadership was taking this seriously. They’ve confirmed they’ve hired a third-party to investigate,” Alexis continued.
Alexis did not go into detail about who the third-party would be or provide a timeline for when this investigation would take place.
Over the weekend, former Complex employee Tiffany Wines accused the company of fostering a “workplace culture steeped in misogyny, anti-Blackness, favoritism, rape culture and pay inequity.” Wines also noted that she brought many of these concerns Complex management including Jay Salim and Arman Walia, but the issues were never resolved.
Complex has not issued a formal statement regarding Wines’ complaint as of today.