As reported earlier, former Fox News host Ed Henry has been accused of rape in a federal lawsuit.
Two women, Cathy Areu, a former regular guest on Fox Business, and Jennifer Eckhart who used to be a producer for the network, filed the lawsuit which also accused other Fox News stars of sexual misconduct [READ MORE ON THAT HERE].
We reported of Henry’s firing roughly three weeks ago which was due to “sexual misconduct” [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]:
Award-winning Fox News anchor Ed Henry has been fired, according to Variety.
The report said Henry has been terminated following a complaint of sexual misconduct in the workplace.
Henry, 48, was most recently the co-host of America’s Newsroom.
Now Ed Henry is responding to the allegations.
Henry replied to the accusations by saying he “will fight with every fiber” of his being and included a statement from his attorney Cathy Foti:
“The Me Too movement has helped to bring to light a number of injustices in our society, and everyone that has suffered deserves to be heard. This is not one of those cases. The evidence in this case will demonstrate that Ms. Eckhart initiated and completely encourage a consensual relationship. Ed Henry looks forward to presenting actual facts and evidence, which will contradict the fictional accounts contained in the complaint. That evidence includes graphic photos and other aggressively suggestive communications that Ms. Eckhart sent to Mr. Henry”
I will fight with every fiber of my being. A statement from attorney Cathy Foti: pic.twitter.com/Ha6IqdWkKw
— Ed Henry (@edhenry) July 21, 2020
One woman on Twitter who knows Mr. Henry replied to the tweet by saying he never made her feel uncomfortable on multiple occasions when the pair was alone: “Speaking as one who’s been alone with you in taxis, restaurants, cigar bars, etc I state emphatically that I NEVER was uncomfortable and you NEVER even intimidated at anything remotely inappropriate. You were the one who got me home safely one night when I had too much to drink.”
Speaking as one who’s been alone with you in taxis, restaurants, cigar bars, etc I state emphatically that I NEVER was uncomfortable and you NEVER even intimidated at anything remotely inappropriate. You were the one who got me home safely one night when I had too much to drink.
— Allison Guerriero (@AllisonGuerrier) July 21, 2020