FOX News is fined $1 million for sexual harassment and retaliation

Finally the propaganda channel of the right that claims to uphold Christian values is finally held accountable for their sexual depravity:

The New York City Commission on Human Rights has fined Fox News $1 million, the largest penalty in its history, for violations of laws protecting against sexual harassment and job retaliation.

As part of a settlement agreement announced Tuesday, Fox also agreed to mandate anti-harassment training for its New York-based staff and contributors and to temporarily allow people who allege misconduct under human rights law to bring claims and not be subject to binding arbitration.

Tamara Holder, who reached a $2.5 million settlement with FOX News in 2017, broke her confidentiality agreement to challenge the owner of the company, Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch “dismissed” allegations of rampant sexual harassment by “various men at Fox News.” The company had previously “ousted former anchor Bill O’Reilly and CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment.

It came straight from the top at FOX News:

In 2016, a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against Ailes by former Fox journalist Gretchen Carlson kickstarted an internal investigation at the news network and, eventually, a wave of sexual harassment claims against Ailes. Megyn Kelly, at the time the rising star at the network, was among the women to report experiencing harassment at the hands of the network head. In total, more than 20 women accused Ailes, and he was forced to resign from his position in July of that year. He died a year later, at 77.

And it wasn’t just men. Remember Kimberly? She’s Don Jr’s girlfriend:

One of the Trump campaign’s most visible surrogates and fundraisers, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, was pushed out of the network two years ago after her female assistant accused her of sexual harassment, according to a report in The New Yorker.

Guilfoyle claimed she left the right-leaning news network so she could work for Trump’s campaign — she is now the girlfriend of Donald Trump, Jr. — but The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer says she was pushed out amid the harassment allegations. The unnamed young woman filed a 42-page list of complaints against Guilfoyle, which led to the staffer eventually being awarded a nearly $4 million payout, according to Mayer.

The solution to the problem of FOX News is, in general, is to demand that their sponsors pull their ads from the network. It worked with O’Reilly. And it would work with the rest.

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