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Fmr. Fox Guest Accuses Sean Hannity of “Weird and Creepy” Sexual Advances

HeadlineApr 25, 2017

Another top Fox News anchor, Sean Hannity, is facing accusations of unwanted sexual advances. Former Fox News guest Debbie Schlussel has accused Hannity of inviting her back to his hotel room, and that, after she rejected his advance, “he called me and yelled at me. … And I kind of knew I wouldn’t be back on his show.” While Schlussel says she doesn’t think the incident qualifies as sexual harassment, she says she thought Hannity was “weird and creepy.” The accusations come after Fox’s top anchor, Bill O’Reilly, was ousted last week amid revelations he and Fox paid more than $13 million to settle five sexual harassment claims. Meanwhile, New York magazine reports seven black employees at Fox are planning to join a racial discrimination lawsuit accusing Fox’s longtime comptroller of spewing racist insults for years. The employees also accuse the comptroller Judy Slater of forcing black women workers to arm wrestle their white co-workers. In a letter to the network, the workers’ lawyers write, “Forcing a black woman employee to ‘fight’ for the amusement and pleasure of her white superiors is horrifying. This highly offensive and humiliating act is reminiscent of Jim Crow era battle royals.”

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