It looks as though Fox News will be receiving the Bill Cosby treatment in a new lawsuit. Several black employees of the network are also claiming reprehensible harassment by their superior staff members. This comes just days after Bill O’Reilly was let go for sexual harassment. One of the complainants of O’Reilly alleges that she was called “hot chocolate,” by the talk show host.
Last month two black female employees — Tichaona Brown, a payroll manager, and Tabrese Wright, a payroll coordinator filed a suit against ex Comptroller, Judith Slater. Now several employees will join them, claiming that Judith Slater and other upper staff forced them to engage in arm wrestling matches for Slater’s pleasure and enjoyment.
The plaintiffs also claim Slater ridiculed and mocked their pronunciation of such words as; “mother,” “father,” “ask,” and “month.” Also forcing them to be publicly chastised. The plaintiffs are being represented by Wigdor LLP who seem to have a very good handle on bringing social awareness to their cases.
— Wigdor Law (@WigdorLaw) April 5, 2017
These new claims are making things very interesting for the Fox News Channel. If the allegations hold true they disseminate the prejudices that have been speculated about the media outlet for years. Many more of the upper staff are in the line of fire as well. Employees are calling for accounting director; Tammy Efinger to be held accountable. “Not once did Ms. Efinger step in or attempt to interfere with Ms. Slater’s outrageous conduct,” say the plaintiffs.
Fox News has only issued a single statement stating, “We can’t comment on a lawsuit that we haven’t seen yet.”