Seven Black employees plan to sue Fox News for racial discrimination
New York magazine reports there are mounting allegations that there was also blatant racial discrimination at the network, and, that next week, seven black Fox News employees plan to join an existing racial discrimination suit filed last month.
The original lawsuit, brought by two African American employees, alleges that Fox News’s longtime comptroller, Judy Slater, subjected members of Fox’s payroll staff to racial insults. Slater also allegedly demanded that black employees hold “arm wrestling matches” with white female employees in her office.
Slater was let go in light of the lawsuit.
Fox’s accounting director, Tammy Efinger, is also being fingered in this racist clusterf-ck. Lawyers say that Efinger bragged about wanting to “fight” a black employee and did nothing but laugh when Slater hurled her racial animus.
Fox News recently cut ties with its most successful host Bill O’Reilly after news of a $13 million payout to sexual harassment accusers became public.
Advertisers abandoned O’Reilly’s daily primetime show in droves and Fox made his dismissal official on Wednesday.
A day before that announcement, a former black employee came forward to say that O’Reilly leered at her and made grunting noises when he passed her desk. He also once referred to her as “hot chocolate.”