Former Fox Information correspondent Ed Henry — who was fired from the channel final yr over sexual misconduct claims — is suing his former employer and Fox Information CEO Suzanne Scott for defamation, and lobbing quite a few explosive claims within the course of.
Henry claims that Fox Information CEO Suzanne Scott “publicly smeared” him “and in the end defamed him as a intercourse prison” by means of the method by which he was terminated, quoting one other Fox govt as saying that Scott was on the lookout for a job elsewhere within the Murdoch empire. Scott in the end signed a multi-year contract with Fox earlier this yr.
Henry additionally says that Scott helped cowl up different circumstances of sexual misconduct, and that he was fired “with a view to divert consideration from Ms. Scott’s lengthy historical past of overlaying up precise misconduct.”
Particularly, Henry cites a human sources investigation involving Jay Wallace, who’s at the moment the president of Fox Information. Henry claims that the investigation discovered that Wallace had a relationship with a subordinate and that the worker subsequently obtained a “plum project” elsewhere on the firm.
In a footnote within the grievance, Henry says he intends to “bypass any nondisclosure agreements” that will have been signed by present or former Fox Information workers (he names former Fox & Associates anchor Gretchen Carlson and former Fox Information reporter Diana Falzone) by issuing subpoenas and forcing them to testify about their experiences on the firm.
A Fox Information spokesperson had not responded to a request for remark as of writing.
The complete go well with could be discovered here.