In aftermath of harassment claims, Fox News hit with discrimination lawsuits

The network said it ‘vehemently’ denied the recent allegations and will ‘vigorously defend’ the cases that were recently brought it against it and one of its lawyers.

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The network was recently hit with two bombshell lawsuits claiming racial discrimination. Both suits detail an environment of race-based abuse, with one calling out “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination.”

In the suit, 11 current and former employees alleged they faced verbal abuse and “plantation-style management” from white executives at the company. Their class-action suit particularly focuses on company comptroller Judith Slater, who was fired in February.

The allegations claim that complaints of racism against Slater dated back to 2008, and that Fox News lawyer Dianne Brandi knew of the complaints back then. The class-action expands on another lawsuit from two black women who worked in the company’s payroll department.

A second suit filed Tuesday by former Fox News employee Adasa Blanco, who is from Puerto Rico, also alleges discrimination based on her race.


Lawyers for the plaintiffs issued the following statement:

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