Fox News Host Fired Over Sexual Misconduct: Report
Fox News network announced Wednesday that it has fired host Ed Henry after an investigation into a sexual misconduct allegation involving a former employee.
Network executives “received a complaint about Ed Henry from a former employee’s attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace” and enlisted an outside law firm to investigate the employee’s allegation, according to a memo released by Fox News’ CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace.
“Ed was suspended the same day and removed from his on-air responsibilities pending investigation. Based on investigative findings, Ed has been terminated,” they wrote.
A spokesperson for the right-wing cable news network confirmed the memo and Henry’s firing Wednesday, but declined to comment further.
Here's the note that Suzanne Scott and Jay Wallace sent Fox News staffers about the firing of @edhenry. pic.twitter.com/LiXAxtDBnI
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 1, 2020
Fox News has had a long history of an alleged culture of sexual harassment. In 2016 and 2017, respectively, founder Roger Ailes and then-host Bill O’Reilly were ousted from the network, following allegations of sexual harassment and assault from numerous women at the company, including top hosts Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly. The network paid out tens of millions of dollars in settlements.
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