Fox Sports fires programming head over sexual harassment claims

Author: Geoffrey Smith, Fortune (USA), Published on: 13 July 2017

"Fox Sports has fired its programming head over harrassment claims." 4 July 2017

...Fox Sports has fired head of programming Jamie Horowitz after the network hired a law firm to investigate claims of sexual harassment. Horowitz's termination follows the disgrace of now-deceased Fox founder and CEO Roger Ailes, and the departures of Fox News's co-president Bill Shine and its most popular anchor Bill O'Reilly over similar incidents. The latest action by the network is further evidence of the company's owners trying to get ahead of the curve after a series of lurid revelations by female staff such as Gretchen Carlson and others about how senior management abused their positions, usually by linking their career advancement to the provision of sexual favors...The New York Times reported Horowitz's lawyer Patricia Glaser as saying that her client's treatment by Fox had been "appalling"...lawyers for Fox said the termination was "fully warranted." 

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