Another top Fox News personality falls beneath the ax after he was accused of “willful sexual misconduct.” Top Fox commentator Ed Henry had just been promoted to co-anchor America’s Newsroom before he was fired on Friday.
The day before, Fox News indicated that it had received a sexual complaint. Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and Fox News Media President Executive Editor Jay Wallace released a memo to all of the network employees explaining that Henry was leaving and why, CNN reported:
‘We would like to bring a very serious matter to your attention in an effort toward full transparency given the many actions we have taken to improve the culture here over the last four years.’
At issue was a “willful sexual misconduct” charge:
‘”On Thursday, June 25, we received a complaint about Ed Henry from a former employee’s attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago. We immediately retained an outside law firm to independently investigate the claims. Ed was suspended the same day and removed from his on-air responsibilities pending investigation. Based upon investigative findings, Ed has been terminated.’
Then, the memo explained their plan of action:
‘Rotating news anchors will co-anchor American’s Newsroom from New York alongside Sandra Smith until a permanent replacement is named. FOX News Media strictly prohibits all forms of sexual harassment, misconduct, and discrimination. We will continue striving to maintain a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees.’
The memo continued:
‘As all of you know, in January 2017 we overhauled our entire Human Resources operation and instituted extensive mandatory annual Inclusion and Harassment Prevention training.’
Senior Media Writer for CNN, Oliver Darcy tweeted:
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