Entertainment Studios CEO ditches condo in “racist buffoon’s” building

Byron Allen
Byron Allen via Twitter

In June, Entertainment Studios CEO Byron Allen Folks — professionally known as Byron Allen – let Donald Trump have it on social media.

The comedian turned media entrepreneur tweeted: “@realdonaldtrump, in my opinion, is a category 5 racist buffoon. It’s time for #America, the networks and advertisers to stand up against racism and FIRE @realdonaldtrump.”

In light of those feelings, it seems safe to say that the recent sale of his Trump Tower condo for $2 million is – at least in part — a political statement. Allen bought the apartment for $1.1 million in 2005, according to public records – long before he started calling trump a #racistbuffoon.

The apartment at 721 Fifth Avenue has one bedroom and one-and-a-half bathrooms, totaling 1,127 square feet.

Allen’s production company is based in Los Angeles, so this apartment may have been his pied-à-terre. His wife, Jennifer Lucas, is not listed on the deed.

Allen filed a $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit against the FCC and Charter Communications earlier this year and settled a discrimination suit with AT&T in 2014.

He lost a $20 million bid to buy the rights to Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation, Deadline reported this year.

Allen also raised eyebrows last year when he accused President Barak Obama of being a “white president in blackface.”