Fired Fox News Host Ed Henry Sues Network, CEO for Defamation Over Sexual Misconduct Allegation
by Bill Keveney
June 30, 2021
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertai ... 821222002/
(USA Today) Ed Henry, who was fired last July by Fox News Channel over a sexual misconduct allegation, sued the network Wednesday and its CEO, Suzanne Scott, for defamation.
Filed in U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey, Henry's lawsuit seeks punitive damages and states the network's CEO "sandbagged" him with a July 1, 2020, statement saying a former employee had accused Henry of sexual misconduct a week earlier and he was being fired after the findings of an external investigation.
Henry, who co-anchored "America's Newsroom" at the time of his dismissal, says the misconduct allegations are false.
The lawsuit by Henry says Scott's statement lent "credence to the false allegations because she was trying to save her own career and burnish her image as a tough, no nonsense female executive who cleaned up Fox News.. In reality, however, Ms. Scott had long been an instrument to cover up the existence of sexual misconduct at Fox News," adding she "has repeatedly covered up sexual misconduct by senior Fox News management."
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