US TV networks ‘hiring private investigator’ to look into stars' racist social media posts

US TV networks ‘hire private investigator’ to probe for stars’ racist social media posts (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)

Top TV networks have hired a famed private investigator to probe the social media accounts of their stars in order to root out any racist comments.

According to Page Six, the likes of CBS, Showtime, MTV and VH1 have called in Edward Myers & Associates to assist with the situation.

The decision comes after MTV and Bravo have been forced to fire several reality stars over resurfaced racist post in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The site reports that the California-based firm will prove offensice posts from on-air talent as well as production.

According to sources, letters have gone out to stars alerting them that the firm will being work soon.

Myers has worked as an investigator for LA County’s ‘hardcore gang division’ and for Jeff Bezos’ private security chief, Gavin de Becker.

On his Web site, Myers describes himself as an ‘investigation and risk assessment specialist’ and offers services such as ‘surveillance and counter-surveillance,’ as well as ‘intelligence gathering.’

MTV recently cut ties with Siesta Key star Alex Kompothecras over past racist posts he shared on social media.

Teen Mom star Taylor Selfridge was let go by the network, while MTV also fired Dee Nguyen from The Challenge over her comments about BLM.

Elsewhere Bravo fired Below Deck Mediterranean star Peter Hunziker following a racially charged post, with the network announcing the news on June 17.

The firing comes one week after Bravo announced that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni had all been fired from Vanderpump Rules after their racially-charged comments and actions.

Meanwhile, The CW fired Hartley Sawyer from The Flash.

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