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EEOC Files Lawsuit Accusing FNC Supervisor Of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

“The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against the Fox News network, claiming it harassed and discriminated against its female employees,” the New York Times reports.

The suit is based on an investigation of a claim brought by a former Fox employee, Kim Weiler.

“The commission claims that a Fox vice president, Joe Chillemi, ‘routinely used gross obscenities and vulgarities when describing women or their body parts,’ language that it says Mr. Chillemi ‘did not use with male employees.’ The suit contends that Mr. Chillemi ‘routinely cursed at and otherwise denigrated women employees,’ telling them to ‘be a man.’”

Also: “The suit charges that Fox routinely relegated female employees to freelance work and less secure jobs.”

Steven Mintz, a lawyer representing Fox, questioned the motivations behind the charges and said the allegations were “baseless.” More…

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