EEOC Sues Fox News, FNC Says it is ‘Politically Motivated’

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By Alex Weprin Comment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Fox News Channel for allegedly retaliating against one of its reporters, Catherine Herridge. In 2007, Herridge lodged a complaint with manageemnt saying that she had been discriminated against due to her age and gender. Eventually, the two sides settled and Herridge signed a new contract.

Indeed, Herridge still works for FNC, and appeared on the network just this morning, as pictured here.

FNC responded to Mediaite, with EVP of legal & business affairs Dianne Brandi writing in a statement that politics was behind the lawsuit:

“The EEOC’s suspiciously timed press release is nothing more than a partisan statement about a politically motivated lawsuit.”

The statement is likely a response to President Obama’s comments last week that FNC promotes a “destructive” point of view.

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