New York - In a surprising move, local African-American prostitutes, supported by noted civil rights activists Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, announced that they would be filing a class action law suit against embattled ex-radio shock jock, Don Imus, CBS radio, and MSNBC.
The group, representing prostitutes from New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, resent the apology by Mr. Imus for the use of the racially charged term, "nappy-headed ho's" which he used during a recent broadcast in reference to the Rutgers Woman's Basketball team.
"So we ain't no high falutin' basketball players or smarty ass college girls," said Viola "Passion" Flowers, the group's spokeswoman. "What some ol' white radio guy think he be sayin'? That we ain't as good as them other girls?"
"I been so upset, I ain't be able to work," added "Spicy", another prostitute attending the press conference. "I ain't had a date in over two hours," she added, "I got my babies to feed… How my babies gonna eat if I ain't got no dates?"
"These women," said the Reverend Sharpton, "have a right to work. What this man, Imus, has done is taken away their dignity."
"This is an insult to all prostitutes everywhere," said the Reverend Jackson. "Not just to prostitutes of color but to all working women of every race, color, or creed."
Representatives of Don Imus and CBS were unavailable for comment. However, a spokesman for MSNBC said that an apology for the apology would be forthcoming.