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Three More Join Discrimination Lawsuit Against Fox News

One woman said she was told to "deal with it" when she complained about a co-worker

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    Three More Join Discrimination Lawsuit Against Fox News
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    Three more people came forward Monday with claims of discrimination at Fox News, including a woman who says she was harassed and threatened by a former radio news anchor, NBC News reported.

    Kathleen Lee, a Fox News Radio shift editor, said in the lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court that former anchor Ron Flatter tormented her during a broadcast on 9/11. Lee, who lost cousins in the attack, alleged that Flatter "repeatedly talked about death" and "continuously looked over to (her) to make sure she heard," according to the documents.

    Lee said she was told to "deal with it" when she complained about Flatter. She added that it was only after Flatter "physically threatened" her a second time that Fox told Flatter "to cease working."

    This brings the total number of former Fox News employees who have accused the network of discrimination to 23, according to the attorney representing them.

    Bill O'Reilly Ousted At Fox News Channel

    [NATL] Bill O'Reilly Ousted At Fox News Channel

    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly was officially pushed out at the network. This comes after O'Reilly had paid out more than $13 million to five different women over allegations of sexual harassment. In a statement, 21st Century Fox said, "After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel." O'Reilly has denied any wrongdoing.

    (Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017)