Fox Blocked Reporter From Investigating Trump-Russia Ties, Then Fired Her For Reporting Harassment
A former Fox News correspondent revealed on Monday that the right-wing network barred her from traveling to Moscow to report on potential connections between President Donald Trump and Russia and then fired her for reporting harassment.
“Fox didn’t let me go to Moscow to dig into Trump’s Russian connections, even when I offered to pay my own way,” said reporter Jessica Golloher during her testimony before the British Parliament Monday as they were hearing arguments for and against the network’s acquisition of the European Sky Plc. network.
Golloher was one of several former employees that discussed the network’s bias at the hearing, Bloomberg reports.
“Fox is just buying what the White House is selling,” she said according to the publication.
Earlier this year, Golloher filed a lawsuit against Fox, claiming she was fired for using their harassment hotline. The network has denied both her claim of gender discrimination and her allegation that they wouldn’t allow her to travel to Moscow.
This is the second time this year Fox has been accused of shifting attention away from Trump’s links to Russia on the administration’s behest. In August, a lawsuit alleged the administration pushed the network to publish about murdered Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich to divert attention from the Russia probe, according to Bloomberg.