The days of Judge Napolitano commentating on Fox News have officially come to an end.
After Fox News conducted an internal investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Napolitano, the organization decided to part ways with the longtime contributor.
The allegations were made by producer John Fawcett.
Time to Part Ways
Napolitano had been plagued by allegations before, but nothing ever seemed to come of it.
This time, however, things were different.
In addition to Fawcett, multiple staff members reportedly came forward with various allegations made against Napolitano.
This runaway train started last year, when The Hill reported, “Last fall, Napolitano was accused of sexual misconduct by a South Carolina resident, Charles Corbishley, who alleged the judge forced him to perform oral sex on him in Hackensack, N.J., in the late 1980s.”
Napolitano has now been accused of, among other things, making lewd advances to male staffers and inappropriate touching.
Fawcett, a producer on the “Kudlow” program at Fox Business, has filed a suit with the New York Supreme Court.
The suit alleges, among other claims, that “sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and racial discrimination are still tolerated at Fox,” including “ethnic slurs and made sexually inappropriate comments about women in front of multiple staff members, including [Fawcett].”
After the suit was filed and allegations made public, Fox News stated, “Upon first learning of John Fawcett’s allegations against Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News Media immediately investigated the claims and addressed the matter with both parties.”
The statement continued, “The network and Judge Napolitano have since parted ways.
“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.”
Just one more legal problem for Fox News, which seems to be awash in them as of late.
Source: Washington Examiner & The Hill