A federal lawsuit has named former Fox News Anchor Ed Henry and accused him of rape.
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.
However, the magnitude of the misconduct seems to be severe, according to The Guardian:
Two women have come forward with explosive new allegations of sexual misconduct at Fox News, claiming in a lawsuit that the former chief national correspondent of the cable channel, Ed Henry, subjected one of them to rape and sexual assault.
The federal lawsuit, lodged on Monday in the southern district of New York, accuses management at Fox News of failing to act over allegations of sexual impropriety against Henry dating back to as early as 2017. The channel fired its co-anchor earlier this month after details of the complaint surfaced.
According to USA Today, some of the lawsuit was so graphic it included a “trigger warning” notice.
The allegations came from Cathy Areu and Jennifer Eckhart. The latter’s allegations are what lead to Henry’s removal from Fox News earlier this month.
Eckhart was a former associate producer for Fox Business and Areu was a regularly appearing contributor/analyst.
The lawsuit also levied allegations of sexual harassment, misconduct, and retaliation from other high-profile Fox News stars such as Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.
Notably, one of the lawyers representing the accusers is Douglas Wigdor who is a Trump donor and the lawyer who represents Biden accuser Tara Reade.
When asked by USA TODAY, Fox News “rejected some of the lawsuit” but said firing Henry was appropriate.
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