This has been a difficult week for Fox News. After the departure of Roger Ailes due to sexual harassment accusations, their most popular host Bill O’Reilly was forced out for the same reason.
Former Fox News hosts are coming forward with horrifying accusations about a toxic work environment, and former host Andrea Tantaros claims the network hacked her personal computer.
Now, the problems for Fox News just became much worse! Current and former Fox News employees have joined together to file a massive racial discrimination lawsuit against the troubled cable news network.
They are accusing the network of “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination.” Joining the lawsuit recently was Fox News anchor Kelly Wright.
This is horrible:
Eleven current and former Fox News employees filed a class-action lawsuit in New York against the network, accusing it of “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination.”
The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court in the Bronx, expands a complaint filed at the end of March by Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright, two black women who worked in the Fox News payroll department. In particular, the suit contends that Judith Slater, the company’s longtime comptroller, engaged in racist behavior and made racist remarks and that senior executives ignored her actions. A third Fox News employee, Monica Douglas, joined the lawsuit earlier this month. Fox News fired Ms. Slater in February.
“When it comes to racial discrimination, 21st Century Fox has been operating as if it should be called 18th Century Fox,” the plaintiffs’ lawyers, Douglas H. Wigdor and Jeanne M. Christensen, said in a statement, referring to Fox News’s parent company. “We sincerely hope the filing of this race class action wakes 21st Century Fox from its slumbers and inspires the company to take a conciliatory and appropriate approach to remedy its wrongs.”
Fox News anchor Kelly Wright has joined a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination and harassment at the network.https://t.co/vgdV5HvWCu
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 26, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) April 26, 2017
Support Conservative Voices!
Sign up to receive the latest political news, insight, and commentary delivered directly to your inbox.
Of course, just because Fox News has been sued about something doesn’t mean all the details in the lawsuit are true. In fact, this could be opportunistic employees trying to get the network to pay off a large settlement, instead of facing a lengthy and public trial. We already know that far-left socialist group Media Matters was behind pressuring advertisers to abandon O’Reilly.
These are troubling times for America’s most popular cable news network.
What do you think about Fox News being sued for racial discrimination? Please leave us a comment (below) and tell us.
Read this Next on ThePoliticalInsider.comTed Cruz to Introduce Bill to Have Seized El Chapo Assets Pay for Border Wall