Fox News is currently embroiled in numerous lawsuits, including ones brought about by reporters Andrea Tantaros and Kerry Wright. Now, yet another Fox News reporter is suing the network.
Daily Mail reported that Fox411 host Diana Falzone has filed a lawsuit against Fox in New York claiming that the network discriminated against her on the basis of sex and disability in violation of New York City law. Falzone, 34, claims that her responsibility at Fox were diminished back in January because she published an article on Fox’s website about being diagnosed with endometriosis.
In her suit, Falzone alleged that no reason was given as to why she was abruptly taken off the air. Though she called the employee hotline to lodge an internal complaint, she said she did not directly confront network executives based on their longstanding pattern of being “complicit in covering up and enabling a hostile and harassing environment for women at Fox News.”
Falzone is being represented by Nancy Smith and Martin Hyman, the same attorneys who handled Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit against Roger Ailes last year.
“Unfortunately, there are many who suffer in silence [from endometriosis],’ Falzone said after her diagnosis. “It’s important that women support each other, and help advocate for one another. I shared my story with the hope that it could help just one person.”
This lawsuit was filed the same day that Fox News Co-President Bill Shine resigned from the network. He had been named in Tantaros’ lawsuit, and had gotten flack for defending Bill O’Reilly, who was fired from Fox two weeks ago.
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