Fox News is supposed to be a conservative alternative to the liberal media. There’s no question that their programming is of a conservative bent. But their staff? Not so much. The network recently paid out multi million dollar settlements in light of a series of credible allegations of sexual misconduct made against former head Roger Ailes and top anchor Bill O’Reilly. Now, it’s paying out another one. As ClashDaily reports:
Ailes picked this guy as his first apprentice. He learned ALL the wrong lessons.
Just when you thought Fox might have turned the page on their sex scandal stories? Along comes THIS one.
Francisco Cortes was the very FIRST person Ailes picked for his apprenticeship program. He’s now fired.
His dismissal was related to allegations by Tamara Holder for an incident from about two years ago.
Tamara Holder and 21st Century Fox reportedly worked out a deal last month that awarded the lawyer and author $2.5million following an incident that allegedly occurred two years ago.
…She alleged that Cortes, the vice president of Fox News Latino, tried to force her into performing oral sex on him when the two were alone in his office according to four individuals with knowledge of the situation who spoke with The New York Times.
Holder, 37, said she waited so long to come forward because she was afraid she would lose her job.
Holder meanwhile applauded the network on Wednesday night after news of the settlement broke, saying: ‘Yes, I was sexually assaulted. Immediately after I told the company where I worked about the incident, it promptly investigated the matter and took action, which I appreciate.’
She also explained why she waited so long to report the alleged incident, revealing that she had been warned that lodging a complaint could have a negative impact on her career.
‘I was told by agents and lawyers that if I opened up, I would forever be “toxic” and my career would be over,’ explained Holder.
Although she’s a dyed in the wool liberal, Ms. Holder is respected in conservative media circles as someone who’s exceedingly cordial and always willing to debate. That she might have been treated this way by employees at a “conservative” network is frankly disgusting.