Compounding Island's problems was an executive at Polygram
, Eric Kronfeld
, who's racist remarks virtually lost any chance Polygram
had of winning the case.
Kronfeld was asked why he hired the individual who alledgedly hit their manager with a criminal record, and he responded by saying that if he didn't hire African-Americans with criminal records, "then there would be virtually no African-American employees in our society or in our industry."