Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and Jay Wallace, Fox News Media’s president and executive editor are in the crosshairs of a new lawsuit from former Fox co-anchor of “America’s Newsroom” Ed Henry. In his suit, Henry alleges that Fox is directly targeting conservative employees. He vehemently denies rape accusations from Fox producer Jennifer Eckhart and further accuses Scott of a long history of covering up actual misconduct, particularly sexual misconduct of Mr. Jay Wallace and other senior executives. He has since been peppering Twitter with cryptic messages about his upcoming lawsuit.
Lot of intel pouring in from inside Fox — Suzanne worried by latest warning from Viet … and Jay oh boy … stay tuned next week 💥 #HappyFourth
— Ed Henry (@edhenry) July 3, 2021
Henry’s employment with the news network was terminated last July due to a sexual misconduct allegation. He has additionally filed defamation suits against NPR’sDavid Folkenflik and CNN correspondents Alisyn Camerota and Brian Stelter.
According to The Daily Wire,
“The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey, accuses top network officials of issuing a statement that “sandbagged” Henry in July of 2020, according to USA Today. The statement said a former employee had accused Henry of sexual misconduct and he was being fired after an external investigation.”
Ed Henry Fights Back with a Lawsuit Against The Top Executives at Fox
In a memory from Fox news Media Scott and Wallace told employees, “Anchor Ed Henry has been fired from Fox News after an investigation into a complaint about “willful sexual misconduct in the workplace,” according to an internal company memo obtained by The Hill.
“We would like to bring a very serious matter to your attention in an effort toward full transparency given the many actions we have taken to improve the culture here over the last four years,”
“On Thursday, June 25, we received a complaint about Ed Henry from a former employee’s attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago. We immediately retained an outside law firm (which has never represented Fox News in investigations or litigation) to independently investigate the claims. Ed was suspended the same day and removed from his on-air responsibilities pending investigation,”
Henry’s lawsuit centers on that particular message, he makes the claim that the internal memo gave “credence to the false allegations because she was trying to save her own career and burnish her image as a tough, no-nonsense female executive who cleaned up Fox News. In reality, however, Ms. Scott had long been an instrument to cover up the existence of sexual misconduct at Fox News,” he added that Suzanne Scott “has repeatedly covered up sexual misconduct by senior Fox News management.”
Mr. Henry continued to lambast his former employer adding, “Scott had long been an instrument to cover up the existence of sexual misconduct at Fox News.” In his suit Henry makes the serious charge that she “had such a well-known history of whitewashing actual instances of ‘willful sexual misconduct’ by Fox News employees, including a widely-known affair between a subordinate and Fox News President Jay Wallace, i.e. the same Jay Wallace who co-signed the public statement that defamed Mr. Henry.”
A tidy little arrangement isn’t it? Wallace makes Henry go away and throws a bone to the #CancelCulture mob while sweeping his own issues straight under the rug. With Bill Cosby’s sentence recently put aside, Henry may be able to find a receptive audience for his own struggle against the #MeToo crowd.