A Fox News Channel employee found herself in front of the cameras today. Jane Clark, a 12-year veteran of the network, is suing due to the bed bug infestation at the news channel. “They made a lot of mistakes,” Clark says of her employer.
Fox News is not named in the suit. But seven other entities are, including the building’s owner, management company and maintenance company. Because FNC parent News Corp. is paying full Workers Compensation to Clark, which includes being treated three times a week by a psychologist and frequent doctor visits, legal action cannot be brought against them.
Clark’s lawyer Alan Schnurman described the, “acute psychological injuries,” resulting from Clark being bitten three times by bed bugs. She has not returned to her job as satellite desk coordinator since May 12.
TVNewser was the first to report the story back in November, the month of Clark’s second bite. She says the first happened a month earlier, but the problem arose last August, when one of her co-workers complained of bites. “The first time I told my employers they were well aware of the problem,” she says.
The problem was reportedly “totally eradicated” in March, but Clark alleges her third bite occurred on April 30, even after the entire satellite desk was moved to another floor to combat the problem. A News Corp. insider tells us there’s no proof the bed bugs moved when the employees switched floors. How does Clark think it happened?