The Fox Network encourages its hosts to pursue the almighty dollar with outrageous allegations even including fake coronavirus vaccine claims. Apparently, owner Rupert Maddock does not care about the deadly fallout. But now, Fox Business Network is in some very serious trouble.
Former official under Donald Trump and Fox Business Network show Kudlow with host Larry Kudlow has been accused of making racist and sexist remarks “during staff meetings,” and also “stroked his arm” in his lawsuit filed against a Fox Producer, Andrew Napolitano, according to The Washington Post. Kudlow even blocked an interview with a Florida congressman simply based upon his race.
John Fawcett filed his lawsuit against Napolitano alleging non-consensual sexual acts and racism in the Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday:
‘[The lawsuit alleged] sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and racial discrimination are still tolerated at Fox.’
The former Director of the National Economic Council in the Trump administration told his staff to never schedule Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL), because he refused to have “the Black” on his show. But it got worse.
Fawcett, 27, claimed in the lawsuit that Fox Producer Andrew Napolitano “sexually harassed him in an elevator in 2019.” Fawcett said he was there with Napolitano in the network’s Midtown office. Not only did the former New Jersey judge stroke his arm, but he also propositioned him.
Even so, Fox’s top executives ignored the complaints and continued the hostile work environment. A former New Jersey judge, Napolitano allegedly harassed other men at the network, The Courthouse News Service reported. Fawcett worked for Kudlow after host Lou Dobbs was fired in February.
Fox News released a statement. It claimed that the network had investigated the charges against Napolitano, who quit:
‘We take all allegations of misconduct seriously, are committed to providing a safe, transparent and collaborative workplace environment for all our employees and took immediate, appropriate action. The additional allegations laid out in this claim are completely baseless and nothing more than a desperate attempt at a payday … . We will defend the matter vigorously in court.’
The lawsuit claimed that in a phone conference call with a company vice president, Kudlow’s inappropriate comments to staff allegedly included expressing a desire to have a “three-way” with a Fox anchor.
A short time later, during a phone conference about a scheduled immigration segment, Kudlow allegedly said:’
‘Why don’t we just let the Mexicans in? We [need more] jalapeño pickers.’
He also said:
‘No, no, no, I don’t want the Black on the show.’
Senior Vice President for Programming at Fox Business Gary Schreier did not say anything when the talking head went full-blown racist:
‘Whatever happens on this phone call stays on this phone call.’
Fawcett noted that the network’s “zero tolerance” policy was a “fraud:”
‘[A] “zero tolerance” policy for sexual misconduct preached by Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott is “a fraud.”‘
He told his former boss Lou Dobbs when the sexual abuse started. The former Fox host told a company executive, but the executive was dismissive.
The lawsuit added:
‘Sexual harassment, sex discrimination and racial discrimination are still tolerated at Fox. And Ms. Scott and her executive team will bend over backwards (sic) to protect such behavior so long as it is perpetrated by senior management or prominent on-air personalities.’
Faucett said the network did nothing even in the face of the outstanding lawsuit with allegations against Napolitano and Kudlow.
Napolitano called the allegations against him “pure fiction.”
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