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Fox Sports Top Executive Fired

On Monday, July 3, 2017, Fox Sports, which is owned by 21st Century Fox, fired top executive Jamie Horowitz after a week-long investigation into alleged sexual harassment. Horowitz has been credited with introducing an influx of hotly-contested sports debate television shows to Fox Sports One following his departure from ESPN. His firing comes after other high profile Fox executives Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly were recently forced out or fired due to similar allegations, resulting in Fox paying approximately $45 million in settlements over the…

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Fox News Chairman Demands Arbitration in Sexual Harassment Case

Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, who was recently accused in a sexual harassment suit by former network personality Gretchen Carlson, has demanded the case be sent to arbitration as a condition of Carlson’s employment contract with Fox. Ailes’ demand was made because Carlson’s contract with Fox requires arbitration for any dispute between the parties. Carlson is arguing that because her claims are against Ailes himself, and not the network, the contract does not apply and she is entitled to a public jury trial. Carlson alleges…

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