Tennis Executive Scott Dennison Racist Emails Exposed
tournament in Queens is a raging racist who has it in for black people, shocking e-mails obtained by The Post reveal.
Scott Dennison, 56, a VP for special events at Contemporary Services Corp., repeatedly used the N-word and called blacks “scum suckers” and “worthless” in the correspondence, some of which he sent through his CSC e-mail account. “No African Americans please only limited quantities that have brains and can actually do a day’s work,” Dennison wrote on Oct. 1, 2009, in reference to recruiting potential employees for the prestigious tennis tourney, whose women’s title was won by top-ranked Serena Williams this month.
In another vicious e-mail, Dennison discussed sending a “world renowned” German-shepherd trainer to Boston to check out a dog to replace one that had died. “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,” he wrote on July 14, 2011.
Dennison, of Scottsdale, Ariz., also disparaged President Obama and the Rev. Al Sharpton in a July 22, 2010, e-mail regarding a Craigslist posting for security jobs at the Flushing Meadows grand slam event, offering a mock 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 is suing CSC in Manhattan federal court, alleging racial discrimination and retaliation.
Dennison sent the e-mails to John Storer, 47, a retired US Army major who worked for CSC from 2009 to 2012. Storer, of Michigan, said he was “disgusted” by the behavior. “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?”
In addition to the US Open — whose main stadium is named after the late No. 1 tennis star Arthur Ashe, a black man — Dennison heads security for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tourney and Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. car shows. In his online “Founder’s Message,” CSC CEO Damon Zumwalt says he started the privately owned business through diversity.
“I grouped together young athletes from various ethnic communities; a rainbow coalition,” he says. Dennison refused to comment, referring questions to CSC, which didn’t return calls Monday.
USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said the association would “have to look into” Dennison’s e-mails, adding, “Obviously, this is very distressing.”
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