Andrew Napolitano Out At Fox News After Producer Claims He Was Sexually Assaulted By The Former Judge
A longtime Fox News legal analyst has been booted from the network after a lawsuit was filed alleging sexual harassment was ignored and not investigated by the corporation.
Fox Business production assistant John Fawcett filed the suit regarding Andrew Napolitano’s conduct on Monday.
The Hill reported: Fawcett, 27, alleges that during a 2019 interaction in an elevator at Fox News headquarters, Napolitano stood “awkwardly close” to him and began stroking his arm. Napolitano told Fawcett he could come visit him on his horse farm in New Jersey and “suggestively” said his hands “get really dirty,” according to the lawsuit.
“Upon first learning of John Fawcett’s allegations against Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News Media immediately investigated the claims and addressed the matter with both parties,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement. “The network and Judge Napolitano have since parted ways. We take all allegations of misconduct seriously, are committed to providing a safe, transparent, and collaborative workplace environment for all our employees and took immediate, appropriate action. Furthermore, the additional allegations laid out in this claim are completely baseless and nothing more than a desperate attempt at a payday by trying the case in the court of public opinion as the complaint does not meet the standards of the law. We will defend the matter vigorously in court.”
Napolitano served as a New Jersey Superior Court judge from 1987 to 1995.
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