The Fox News Channel has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that two black women who work at the channel have been subjected to “relentless” racial hostility over a period of years. The AP reports that the alleged hostility came from a top financial executive, Judith Slater, who has since been fired.
“Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright, who sued this week in New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx, said their boss talked about her physical fear of black people, humiliated them by making them repeat words she believes blacks pronounce incorrectly and mocked the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement,” the AP reports.
The suit also reportedly alleges that Slater asked Wright, who is a mother of three, whether her children all had the same father.
“Fox said it fired Slater on Feb. 28. She was the network’s controller and senior vice president of accounting,” the AP reports.
In a statement, Fox News said: “There is no place for inappropriate verbal remarks like this at Fox News. We are disappointed that this needless litigation has been filed.”