Fox News was slammed with a giant lawsuit on Tuesday from two African American female employees who are accusing a white executive of racial harassment and the network not doing anything about the complaints.
The New York Times reported that, Tichaona Brown, a payroll manager, and Tabrese Wright, a payroll coordinator, claimed that they faced “top-down racial harassment” from comptroller Judith Slater that led to a workplace environment of “severe and pervasive discrimination and harassment.”
Slater has been accused of “suggesting black men were ‘women beaters’ and that black people wanted to physically harm white people.”
She also claimed that black employees mispronounced certain words, she mocked Black Lives Matter, and she even asked Wright if her three children were “fathered by the same man.”
Slater, who worked at Fox News for 19 years, was fired on Feb. 28.
“We take any complaint of this nature very seriously and took the appropriate action in investigating and firing Ms. Slater within two weeks of this being brought to our attention. There is no place for abhorrent behavior like this at Fox News,” a spokesperson told The Wrap at the time.
A spokesperson spoke with the Huffington Post and stated:
“We take complaints of this nature very seriously and took prompt and effective remedial action before Ms. Brown and Ms. Wright sued in court and even before Ms. Wright complained through her lawyer. There is no place for inappropriate verbal remarks like this at Fox News. We are disappointed that this needless litigation has been filed.”
On Tuesday Fox’s Bill O’Reilly mocked Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Ca.) for he hair, saying that he was distracted by her “wig.”
Black women took to Twitter to call out O’Reilly and share their own stories of mistreatment in the workplace with the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork.