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Former Employee Sues Fox News Claiming Knowledge of Sexual Misconduct

A former Fox News employee filed a third amended complaint on Monday, restating previous allegations that she had been sexually assaulted, harassed, and raped by former anchor Ed Henry. The complaint further claimed that Fox News’s original response to her lawsuit was demonstrably false.

Jennifer Eckhart, a former associate producer who worked on a Fox Business Network show in New York, initially filed a complaint against Henry and Fox News in July, alleging that the network repeatedly supported and promoted Henry “despite the fact” that the network “was well aware of Mr. Henry’s inappropriate sexual misconduct.” In particular, the complaint alleged that Henry coerced Eckhart to engage in sex acts on multiple occasions, which Fox News allegedly “benefited from” because the company “received value from [his] services” and “continued employment.”

In response to the lawsuit, Fox News claimed that no woman claimed Henry sexually harassed them prior to Eckhart reporting Henry’s allegedly unlawful behavior in June 2020

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