Fox News Fired Veteran Comptroller Judy Slater

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Fox News Channel says it has fired Judy Slater, who worked as a comptroller for the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet for nearly two decades, in the wake of what it called “abhorrent behavior” that had been brought to the attention of senior management in recent weeks.

Slater had been accused of marking derogatory comments to African-American employees at the TV unit, according to a person familiar with the matter, and was investigated after the situation was made known to Kevin Lord, executive vice president of human resources at the company, which comprises the operations of both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. This person said the executive had been accused of making demeaning remarks to African-American staffers and ridiculing the way she said the employees pronounced words.

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Slater could not be reached for immediate comment.

“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,” said Fox News in a statement. “There is no place for abhorrent behavior like this at Fox News.” Fox News declined to elaborate beyond its statement.

Fox News Channel came under scrutiny last year after its former leader Roger Ailes, was accused of sexual harassment by former anchor Gretchen Carlson. A subsequent investigation elicited similar allegations from other female employees. Ailes denied the charges, but was removed from his post in the wake of a probe conducted by attorneys at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Since that time, Fox agreed to a settlement with Carlson, as well as a handful of other employees. A settlement between Fox News and former contributor Tamara Holder, was disclosed earlier this month. Holder had levied sexual-harassment allegations against Francisco Cortes, a vice president of Fox News Latino, in October.  A legal matter involving Andrea Tantaros, a one-time dayside anchor and contributor, remains extant, with Tantaros’ attorney trying to steer the imbroglio away from arbitration.

Slater’s termination was reported previously by The Wrap.

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  1. Donny Brook says:

    Just sounds like more crybabies trying to cash in on lawsuits without ever doing real hard work. Same theme all the time, nothing new. No wonder so many businesses hate to hire some people. If it isn’t them using poor language (aksk, gettin’, doin’ readin’ or saying “my moms” instead of my MOTHER) it’s sloughing off at work, being late without excuse, demanding consideration without ever performing well or earning respect by achievement. Same old story all the time and why I NEVER hire people like this, not ever. Learned my lesson one time too many, always the same, always a lawsuit if you expect them to show up and just work.

  2. JOANN SALLEY says:

    Fox news,no one have respects for fox.Everyone do not watch fox.People that evil toward others,that how they feel about themself.We all need to keep bill and slater in praye.May god have mercy on their soul.

  3. skullywag says:

    Someone over at FOXNEWS being racist you don’t say, Well at least in this instance they fired this individual instead of extending their contract.

  4. re user says:

    Below should read : Hollywood and TV like various minorities and the immigrants

  5. re user says:

    Coastal elites , Hollywood and TV like various minorities the immigrants for liberal PC gestapo propaganda and street cred and cheap immigrant labor and liberal political leverage .

    None of these elites ,liberal news and media elites or thier liberal politicians and elite globalists have any regard for America or Americans or the minorities and disadvantaged poor they swindle and use .

  6. re user says:

    Below should read sexual harassment ,and racial and sexual prejudice

  7. re user says:

    I imagine sexual and racial prejudice is all over Hollywood and the alphabet networks but they probably often settled *confidentially out of court when they get busted and I imagine 99% of it is not reported if someone wants to keep working in the industry.

    I imagine Hollywood just likes any racial diverse talent from thier predominant caucasian executives , talent and nepotism for whatever box office or ratings thay can use them for aside from harvesting cheap immigrant labor and liberal votes for thier globalist elite climate fraud borderless world conspirators .

  8. Let me get this straight, FoxNews fired a racist? For abhorrent behavior? Isn’t that every talking head on the channel???

  9. Lee says:

    There’s a difference between constructive and destructive criticism. I would have to guess (since we have no detailed examples) that Judy practiced the latter far too often. What if the mispronunciation was more a matter of an accent than an act of illiteracy (i.e. tomato, aunt, water) or word choice (i.e. soda vs. pop, sub vs. hoagie). Correcting a person might then take on shades of discrimination. Anyway, I’m sure she did a lot more than that to get fired.

  10. The Truth says:

    In the 21st century, ridicule is not an acceptable method of correcting an employee. Only an ignorant dickhead would believe that demeaning behavior constitutes “backbone” or makes anywhere “a better place to work.” If this is how your company operates, you’re far from “educated” and don’t “know how to do it right.” On the contrary, you’re a clueless, arrogant jerk.

  11. The Truth says:

    How could a blithering idiot like you believe you’re qualified to correct anyone about anything?

  12. The Truth says:

    You are a racist ass.

  13. heyitsron says:

    Yes, Sprtman, you have it right. This is the way it was supposed to happen. This is the way we thought it would happen. Although sometimes they take some of us with them. As in that never ending news blip thanks to the $80 million a year man named Phil that we now hear everyday as in “cash me ousside how bout dat?”

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