Another top Fox executive loses job over sexual harassment investigation
Another one bites the dust over nonprofessional/unsolicited sexual advances at work as Fox Sports sacked one of its one of its top executives, although it is not quite clear why. However, the company is reportedly investigating g sexual harassment claims against the said executive, Jamie Horowitz, head of Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. In case you’re having déjà vu, that might be because you’ve been hearing ‘Fox’ and ‘sexual harassment’ in the same sentence a lot lately. Over the past year, multiple women have come forward to accuse the company’s male employees of sexual harassment. Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, both lost their jobs over the allegations.
Since then, Fox has been trying to do a 360 of its office culture ever since. But apparently, the latest sacking means that the company is uncovering even more bad news, and we might not have gotten to the end of it yet. Meanwhile, Horowitz says he ‘didn’t do anything wrong.’
In a memo to Fox Sports employees announcing Horowitz’s departure, Fox Sports president and COO Eric Shanks wrote, “Everyone at FOX Sports, no matter what role we play, or what business, function or show we contribute to — should act with respect and adhere to professional conduct at all times. These values are non-negotiable.”
On point! We roger that! Just keep it professional at all times and treat everyone with respect and consideration at all times.