Entertaiment

Reporter says Fox News fired her for using harassment hotline

Reporter says Fox News fired her for using harassment hotline”

Golloher says she made a decision to take the opportunity to file a formal complaint about what she had experienced, but was informed her contract would not be renewed shortly after emailing Fox's outside counsel to set up a time to speak.

"Putting aside the fact that very few employees were even aware that a hotline existed prior to its mention in recent press accounts, Jessica Golloher, Fox News Radio Network's Middle East/North Africa correspondent, did summon the courage, on April 17, 2017, to email 21st Century Fox's purported independent investigator and request an opportunity to speak with her regarding issues at Fox", court documents obtained by The Wrap read. In 2013, she was informed that Fox News had assigned Simon Owen as lead reporter to cover the winter games.

She said the company often turned down her story ideas 'using such pretexts as unsafe conditions or expense of traveling for the story, yet male reporters were sent to the precise locations she had pitched'.

Fox did not provide further details, but a person familiar with the matter told TheWrap that her position was eliminated due to broader budget cuts at Fox News Radio.

Fox allegedly "marginalized" Golloher based on her gender in her time there; in once instance, included in the suit, she says she was asked to serve as "an assistant" to a less experienced male colleague while covering the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

After Golloher complained to her supervisor about having to do "secretarial" work, she was placed on an overnight shift, while Owen was assigned a more desirable day shift. She reported to the men starting in 2008, when she was based in Moscow. She also alleges that Fox Radio anchor Dave Anthony talked down to her and acted as if she was a "vapid, unintelligent female reporter".

A Jerusalem-based Fox News employee is suing the network for discrimination and retaliation, following up on a statement made to European regulators that more litigation was coming by an attorney who is representing more than a dozen clients against the network.

Less than 24 hours later, Weinbloom emailed Golloher telling her to call Davis.

"Ms. Golloher complained about the disparate treatment she received as compared to her male peers", the complaint state.

Furthering emphasizing on Gollher's statement, her attorney Douglas Wigdor said, "As we allege in the complaint, terminating an employee within 24 hours of utilizing the "hotline" that Fox has touted as a defense to the O'Reilly sexual harassment matters is yet another indication of its lack of oversight and retaliatory animus for those that are fearless enough to report unlawful conduct".

A Fox News spokesperson also denied the allegations, saying the network would "vigorously defend the matter".

The lawsuit claims Golloher routinely faced gender discrimination, and when she complained she was told to just 'fly under the radar'. The former correspondent seeks declaratory, injunctive and equitable relief, and monetary damages.



Like this

Latest


06 May 2017
FL House, Senate Appear Close To Settling Cannabis
The Senate proposal ( SB 406 ) was on Wednesday's calendar, but was temporarily postponed. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando.

06 May 2017
National Day of Prayer events across East Tennessee
Then, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., a citywide prayer rally will be held at the East Avondale NET Reach Center, 455 S.E. Local events today for the National Day of Prayer included the annual prayer breakfast and observance at noon.

04 May 2017
US businesses added solid 177000 jobs in April
Small businesses of fewer than 50 workers added 61,000 jobs, while large businesses of 500-plus workers added 38,000 positions. This report suggests Friday's non-farm payrolls report, released by the government, could alsocome in close to expectations.

04 May 2017
Teased OnePlus 5 phone could come sooner than we thought
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has finally confirmed that they are indeed working on OnePlus 5. As for storage, Kumamoto Technology says that it will have 128GB of storage.

03 May 2017
Matt Niskanen won't face hearing for hit on Sidney Crosby
What do you do now with Matt Niskanen? "If Sid is not playing ... it's a loss for us", Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist said. In the end, the Penguins were held scoreless on four power plays, and the Capitals won it on Shattenkirk's power-play goal.

01 May 2017
At 100 days in, Trump seems both outsider and insider
What change has Trump brought to Washington? Presidents have traditionally been most powerful during the period since Franklin D. Roosevelt launched his "New Deal" response to the Great Depression, but Trump has faced criticism for his 100-day record.

01 May 2017
Donald Trump British adviser Sebastian Gorka 'to leave the White House'
It also comes after an investigation by the Forward reported that Gorka, who is Hungarian, is a member of Historical Vitézi Rend. At least 18 Democratic representatives signed a letter calling on President Trump to dismiss the top security adviser.

29 April 2017
Palestinian Authority halts its payments for Israeli electricity for Gaza
Israel subtracts this amount from the taxes it collects for the Palestinian Authority. Israeli settlers living in the same territory, however, have the right to protest.

29 April 2017
North Penn Girls Qualify For Championship of America 4x800 At Penn Relays
Cole Walsh finished in second in the pole vault after a hard-fought battle with Justin Petz of Lane Community College. At the Mondschein Throwing Complex, Bradley Daboub threw a personal best of 55-0 in the men's college shot put.

29 April 2017
Carolina Hurricanes Make Deal in the Middle of the Playoffs
Carolina's other two third-round picks (their own and New Jersey's) will come before the Ottawa pick that now belongs to Chicago. Darling had a 39-17-9 record and 2.37 goals against average with a.923 save percentage in three seasons with the Blackhawks.



Recommended