Fox News fired one of it’s longtime officials this week after allegations the network termed “abhorrent behavior.”
Western Journalism reported that Judy Slater had been a controller at Fox for 19 years before she was fired this week.
“We take any complaint of this nature very seriously and took the appropriate action in investigating and firing Ms. Slater within two weeks of this being brought to our attention,” the Fox statement said. “There is no place for abhorrent behavior like this at Fox News.”
Insiders say Slater had been accused of making derogatory comments to African-American employees at the TV network. One source said Slater asked a black employee if all three of the employee’s children were fathered by the same man. In addition, Slater was accused of calling black women “sista” and mocking the speech of black employees.
When black employees wished her good night, Slater raised her hands in a “Hands up, don’t shoot” gesture.
The investigation into Slater’s conduct had been led by Fox News Executive Vice President of Human Resources Kevin Lord.
We will update you further as this story develops.