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New York Southern
Civil Rights: Jobs
Ousted Fox News host Ed Henry is battling to cull claims he sexually harassed and abused several female subordinates from a former producer's lawsuit accusing him of raping her, with his legal team arguing Monday that those allegations are "wholly irrelevant and unsupported."
Fox News knew about ousted host Ed Henry's sexual misconduct years before a former producer accused him of raping her in a lawsuit in July, the producer told a Manhattan federal court Monday.
Current and former attorneys for a woman who accused Fox News and on-air personalities including Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity of sexual harassment have urged a New York federal judge to reject the network's sanctions bid against them, dismissing it as an effort to discourage other women from coming forward.
A former producer and a network guest must proceed separately with their claims that they faced pervasive sexual harassment and misconduct at Fox News from hosts Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity and former host Ed Henry, a New York federal judge ordered Thursday.
Fox News, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity on Tuesday urged a New York federal court to sanction attorneys at Wigdor LLP, which represented a pair of former Fox News employees who claim they were sexually harassed and assaulted, slamming the allegations as "malicious" and "fabricated."
Wigdor LLP on Wednesday penned a letter urging a New York federal court to block Fox News, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity from moving for sanctions against the firm, which is representing a pair of former Fox News employees who claim they were sexually harassed and assaulted while working for the network.
Fox News fired a producer after she was allegedly raped by ousted host Ed Henry and complained about toxic workplace culture, while a female guest lost out on a full-time job after refusing an advance from Tucker Carlson and enduring harassment by Sean Hannity, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.