Is a Management Shake-up Looming at Fox News?
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 28, 2017,
Apr 28, 2017, 9:48
On his end, Wright said he repeatedly raised his complaints to the leaders at Fox News, and "at some point they even agreed" with him.
The suit, filed by 11 current and former employees in New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx on Tuesday, accuses Fox of "abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful, and hostile racial discrimination".
America's News Headquarters co-host Kelly Wright and ten other staffers of color are suing Fox News for racial discrimination.
Wright said that he struggled with whether or not he wanted to go forward with the lawsuit, but was inspired by bravery of Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright- two black accountants at Fox News who were also discriminated against.
Kelly Wright, a black reporter and anchor who has been with Fox News since 2003, joined the class-action suit as a plaintiff, claiming that he "has been effectively sidelined and asked to perform the role of a "Jim Crow"-the racist caricature of a Black entertainer".
Fox News said it vehemently denies the allegations, calling them "copycat complaints".
Separately on Tuesday, a former Fox News accounts payable specialist, Adasa Blanco, filed a lawsuit in federal court in NY claiming her complaints about racial discrimination were ignored and she was forced to quit in 2013 as a result.
The lawsuit alleges that Fox employees took their complaints about Slater in 2008 to Dianne Brandi, chief counsel at Fox, and were told that nothing would be done about her because Slater "knew too much" about the behavior of Ailes, O'Reilly and others. She has denied any wrongdoing through a lawyer.
Mark LeGrier, a former financial employee who's black, said he was subjected to retaliation when he complained to Brandi about Slater's behavior.
"These frivolous charges are exclusively aimed at generating headlines, inflaming racial tensions and poisoning potential jury pools and judges", Foti said.
At an emotional news conference Wednesday, he said he could no longer sit in silence.
-After President Donald Trump announced a halt in immigration from seven countries, Slater allegedly asked black employees "who is going to Africa?" because she meant to start looking for replacements.