Scott Dennison (pictured), a VP of special events for Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC), has been outed as being a staunch racist, according to the New York Post. The executive reportedly sent out routine emails in which he referred to African-Americans as the N-word. In one, he allegedly said that Blacks are “scum suckers” and worthless.”
Dennison’s alleged emails were obtained by the New York Post and he reportedly sent many through his work email system. According to the Post, on Oct. 1, 2009, Dennison sent the following email in an effort to obtain recruits for the following year’s U.S. Tennis Open:
“No African Americans please only limited quantities that have brains and can actually do a day’s work.”
On July 14, 2011, Dennison allegedly sent another racially bias email:
“If he likes what he sees he will fly the Dog to Denver. There he will do a great deal of bite work, off leash training and some n—-r eating exercises,”
Dennison’s venom even mocked President Barack Obama and civil-rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton. He reportedly sent a July 22, 2010 email regarding a Craigslist posting for security jobs for that year’s U.S. Tennis Open, offering a sham testimonial by a former Black employee, Sean Felder, 45, of Harlem:
“Yu sez brothurz, Mr. Gon allows the black man to be superior we run the place cuz we needs the money and Obama and Rev Sharpton allowed us to mix with the White Crackers at this event,” he wrote. “Come on down we can cheat, steal, eat food and sleep. Just like our new govt allows us to do, to get back at the white man for Slavery.”
Felder filed a lawsuit against CSC at a Manhattan federal court and is alleging racial discrimination and retaliation.
Retired U.S. army major John Storer, who worked for CSC from 2009 up until last year and who was the recipient of the alleged emails, told The Post he was “disgusted” by his former colleague’s attitude.
“The first thing I thought was: How stupid do you have to be to put this in writing?” Storer said. “[But] the guy is my boss. What am I going to do?”
Ironically, CSC’s CEO Damon Zumwalt noted on his online founder’s message that he began the company through diversity. “I grouped together young athletes from various ethnic communities; a rainbow coalition,” he says.
Meanwhile, Dennison, who also heads security for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tourney and the famed Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. car shows, refused to answer questions from The Post regarding the allegations and deferred to his corporate office.
U.S. Tennis Association’s spokesman Chris Widmaier, who was also contacted by The Post, said the organization would have to “look into” the Dennison allegations stating, “Obviously, this is very distressing.”
CSC has provided security for heralded events throughout the U.S. The company’s security force often sports yellow “CSC EVENT STAFF” jackets.