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UPDATE: Lawsuit accuses ex-Fox News co-anchor Ed Henry of 'violent' rape; alleges Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Howard Kurtz harassed guest

 

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The contents of the lawsuit are so graphic in parts that the complaint comes with a "trigger warning" about its sexual nature.

The lawsuit includes allegations by two women, Jennifer Eckhart, a producer for Fox Business, and Cathy Areu, who frequently appeared on the network. The contents are so graphic in parts that the complaint comes with a "trigger warning" about its sexual nature.

 

Henry, who was co-anchor of "Fox & Friends Weekend" before he was promoted to the network's weekday current affairs program "America's Newsroom," is said to have "sexually assaulted her [Eckhart] on office property and raped her at a hotel where Fox News frequently lodged its visiting employees," the complaint says. The suit also details lurid communications it alleges Henry sent to both women.

 

Henry is also accused of sending Areu, a regular guest on Fox News, "wildly inappropriate sexual images and messages — which are in her possession — throughout the first half of this year," according to the complaint.

 

Eckhart is suing Henry and the network for violation of sex trafficking laws and human rights laws and gender-motivated violence. Areu is suing for violations of human rights laws and gender-motivated violence.

 

I know Eckhart and graduated with her. Fuck.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-53254656

 

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Fox News has fired one of its leading anchors over claims of "wilful sexual misconduct" involving a colleague several years ago.

 

Ed Henry co-presented the America's Newsroom programme, which is broadcast mid-morning every weekday.

 

His former co-host Sandra Smith gave viewers the news on air on Wednesday.

 

Fox News said it received a complaint last week and fired Mr Henry after hiring a law firm to investigate. He has not yet commented.

 

The 48-year-old's profile has already been deleted from the network's website, and the page for America's Newsroom now lists Smith as the sole anchor.

 

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Mr Henry was suspended the same day and has now been fired based on "investigative findings" from the law firm, according to an internal memo provided to the Reuters news agency.

 

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After Mr Henry's departure, former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson called for the network to release former employees from non-disclosure agreements.

 

Also interesting from NPR:

 

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NPR has learned that Henry was given more prestigious roles by the network despite a colleague's warning to top executives that doing so could damage Fox's efforts at reforming its workplace culture. Numerous executives and on-air stars had been forced out after facing a blizzard of sexual harassment accusations in recent years. Several former colleagues tell NPR that Henry repeatedly pursued younger female staffers during his time at Fox.

 

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In 2016, he was sidelined from covering Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign after tabloids disclosed his extramarital relationship with a Las Vegas hostess.

 

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After the scandal in 2016, Henry revived his career. He became the substitute host of Fox & Friends Weekend and a chief national correspondent. In December, he become the co-host of the morning show America's Newsroom. That revival was conditioned on Henry's completion of a sexual addiction rehabilitation program, according to several former colleagues.

His career resurgence became a source of consternation for some co-workers.

 

Several former colleagues tell NPR that over the years, Henry proved aggressively flirtatious with younger, female Fox staffers. He sometimes sent graphic notes and even graphic images to them, according to these colleagues.

 

In 2017, a written complaint was filed to senior Fox executives warning against giving Henry greater profile on the air, including as a substitute host and anchor, according to a former colleague with knowledge of those events.

 

The complaint said the prospect of Henry's greater prominence on Fox was crushing for female colleagues after the network had promised sweeping changes following Ailes' ouster. Among those with whom the complaint was shared: Jay Wallace, Fox's chief news executive, and Kevin Lord, the chief human relations executive who was brought in with the mandate to help transform the culture.

 

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He now joins the lovely list of Fox News freaks so far consisting of Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly, James Rosen, Francisco Cortes, and Eric Bolling.

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 UPDATE: Lawsuit accuses ex-Fox News co-anchor Ed Henry of 'violent' rape; alleges Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Howard Kurtz harassed guest

 

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The contents of the lawsuit are so graphic in parts that the complaint comes with a "trigger warning" about its sexual nature.

The lawsuit includes allegations by two women, Jennifer Eckhart, a producer for Fox Business, and Cathy Areu, who frequently appeared on the network. The contents are so graphic in parts that the complaint comes with a "trigger warning" about its sexual nature.

 

Henry, who was co-anchor of "Fox & Friends Weekend" before he was promoted to the network's weekday current affairs program "America's Newsroom," is said to have "sexually assaulted her [Eckhart] on office property and raped her at a hotel where Fox News frequently lodged its visiting employees," the complaint says. The suit also details lurid communications it alleges Henry sent to both women.

 

Henry is also accused of sending Areu, a regular guest on Fox News, "wildly inappropriate sexual images and messages — which are in her possession — throughout the first half of this year," according to the complaint.

 

Eckhart is suing Henry and the network for violation of sex trafficking laws and human rights laws and gender-motivated violence. Areu is suing for violations of human rights laws and gender-motivated violence.

 

I know Eckhart and graduated with her. Fuck.

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