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Report: Jamie Horowitz’s firing a result of sexual harassment probe

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The surprising decision of FOX Sports to fire National Networks President Jamie Horowitz reportedly comes amid an investigation of sexual harassment.

The Los Angeles Times reports that 21st Century Fox recently began investigating allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace at FOX Sports. That investigation included interviewing women at FOX Sports about Horowitz’s behavior.

Inappropriate personal conduct was hinted at in FOX Sports President Eric Shanks’ email to staff announcing Horowitz’s departure.

“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,” Shanks wrote in his email.

In the last year FOX has parted ways with two of its highest-profile employees, FOX News Chairman Roger Ailes (who later died) and FOX News host Bill O’Reilly, because of sexual harassment allegations.

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28 Responses to “Report: Jamie Horowitz’s firing a result of sexual harassment probe”
  1. thelastwordyaheard says: Jul 3, 2017 2:41 PM

    look at this tool ..he ain’t gettin’ near anything he ain’t payin’ for

  2. bleedingfacemask says: Jul 3, 2017 2:45 PM

    New Fox-wide corporate policy: Sexually harass someone else, and you will get Shanked.

  3. terrier92 says: Jul 3, 2017 2:47 PM

    Must be quite the Corporate culture there at Fox. Most organizations have had a pretty good handle on and a zero tolerance policy with respect to sexual harassment for a couple of decades. The fish usually rots from the head

  4. nyyankeehatespoliticos says: Jul 3, 2017 2:57 PM

    Should have gotten fired for hiring that d bag POS Skippy Bayless. Spending that amount of money for a proven liar and fraud boggles the mind.

  5. gorilladunk says: Jul 3, 2017 3:07 PM

    I guess Aikman was ahead of the curve about Horowitz.

  6. allseeingone says: Jul 3, 2017 3:09 PM

    Me and most of the women I work with occasionally exchange racy talk but I am always careful not to make them feel uncomfortable or threatened. I apologize whenever I cross the line and I promise not to do it again. It’s called being a good person.

  7. exinsidetrader says: Jul 3, 2017 3:24 PM

    terrier92 says:
    Jul 3, 2017 2:47 PM

    Must be quite the Corporate culture there at Fox. Most organizations have had a pretty good handle on and a zero tolerance policy with respect to sexual harassment for a couple of decades. The fish usually rots from the head
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    CNN is currently being sued by over 100 former minority employees for racism and recently fired three producers for producing completely falsified content. Certainly looks like it is rotting.

  8. genericcommenter says: Jul 3, 2017 3:25 PM

    Remember the Tom Brady skit on SNL? I consider it the definitive statement on workplace harassment. A little surprised the PC/SJW folks don’t make a big deal about it these days, maybe because some of them wrote and acted in it.

  9. lightninhopkins says: Jul 3, 2017 3:39 PM

    These job cutting sleazeballs are sociopaths, not “job-creators”.

  10. motsuret06 says: Jul 3, 2017 3:42 PM

    Idiots will be idiots and chumps in suits are some of the biggest offenders.

  11. ryann252013 says: Jul 3, 2017 3:46 PM

    The same news org that pushes the “deep state” conspiracy theory also has a rampant creep culture. Color me SHOCKED.

  12. haywoodjablomey says: Jul 3, 2017 3:46 PM

    Habitual line steppers over there at Fox…

  13. voiceofrealism says: Jul 3, 2017 3:47 PM

    allseeingone says:
    Me and most of the women I work with occasionally exchange racy talk but I am always careful not to make them feel uncomfortable or threatened. I apologize whenever I cross the line and I promise not to do it again. It’s called being a good person.
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    It’s sad that you think apologizing after crossing the line makes you a good person. You could try not crossing the line in the first place. That would be a good start.

  14. boknowsvt says: Jul 3, 2017 3:51 PM

    Seeing as how Fox’s political ideals are stuck in the 1950s, it would make sense that their attitudes towards women in the workplace are also stuck in the 50s.

  15. alfredogarciashead says: Jul 3, 2017 3:57 PM

    Has a partial cul-de-sac now. Should be full fledged in another 3-4 years.

  16. kwjsb says: Jul 3, 2017 4:23 PM

    Sexual Harassment is a subjective law….. It’s not what you say …… It’s not how you say it ……. It’s not who you say it to ……… It’s all about the perception of a person that hears it who may be eaves dropping on a conversation……. You get a hair cut…. Jane says Hey You got your hair cut…… That’s OK but if you mention to Jane her hair looks pretty and she’s having a bad day that can be harassment if she thinks you’re hitting on her.

  17. Drunk Off Cheese says: Jul 3, 2017 4:41 PM

    He better have not laid one finger on my boo Pam Oliver..

  18. wrongnessmaximus says: Jul 3, 2017 4:55 PM

    It appears Fox is a swirling cesspool of good old boys doing whatever they want to do. No real surprise there, now if they fire Hannity they would be making change that would matter. And the most punchable face on TV would be gone.

  19. weege001 says: Jul 3, 2017 5:07 PM

    And nothing of value was lost..

  20. defscottyb says: Jul 3, 2017 8:14 PM

    Money Grabber

  21. SidFarkus says: Jul 3, 2017 9:10 PM

    Carr>Brady

  22. vancouversportsbro says: Jul 3, 2017 9:57 PM

    Good. He’s the same buffoon who was been bringing in the guys who made ESPN a terrible network. Colin Coward, Skip Bayless, Nick Wright. Hopefully this stops now.

  23. briang123 says: Jul 3, 2017 10:23 PM

    Fox as an entity needs to be shut down permanently. With all of the hate they spew in favor of the hate criminal Trump, arrests should commence for hate crimes forthwith.

  24. trollaikman8 says: Jul 3, 2017 10:28 PM

    He totally doesn’t look like a creep.

  25. tremoluxman says: Jul 3, 2017 11:29 PM

    wrongnessmaximus says:
    Jul 3, 2017 4:55 PM

    It appears Fox is a swirling cesspool of good old boys doing whatever they want to do. No real surprise there, now if they fire Hannity they would be making change that would matter. And the most punchable face on TV would be gone.

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    You sir, win the Interwebs today. Have a ceegar on me.

  26. 904primetime says: Jul 4, 2017 1:50 AM

    It’s still trash even if it wears a suit.

  27. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Jul 4, 2017 11:10 AM

    The Patriots fanboys make a compelling argument. It’s so compelling that I now believe Bill Belichick was fined the NFL maximum of $500,000 NOT for spying on an opponent’s defensive signals, but for being a true sportsman who never cheats. Yeah, that makes sense.

    Ask any PhD in pathological behavior, and they’ll point you to a study that has identified a genetic cheating and lying mutation that is unique to the New England area. It all adds up.

  28. fishyinalittledishy says: Jul 4, 2017 3:03 PM

    Men need to wake up to the fact that 99 % women are not intrested in creep behaviour by sweaty, overweight, balding dip sticks.

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