Kimberly Guilfoyle Was Accused of Weird, Abusive Behavior at Fox News: Report
Earlier this week, Fox News co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle announced that she’s leaving the network to serve as vice chairwoman of America First Action, a pro-Trump political action committee that helps elect other candidates who support him. Guilfoyle, by the way, reportedly began dating Donald Trump Jr. in May, just months after he filed for divorce from his wife, Vanessa, the mother of his five children.
Now, it appears her departure from Fox wasn’t so amicable.
According to a new Huffington Post report, Guilfoyle’s exit was prompted by allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior against her. Huffington Post’s Yashar Ali interviewed 21 sources connected to Fox News and 21st Century Fox, all of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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"Six sources said Guilfoyle’s behavior included showing personal photographs of male genitalia to colleagues (and identifying whose genitals they were), regularly discussing sexual matters at work and engaging in emotionally abusive behavior toward hair and makeup artists and support staff,” the report says.
Sources also added that a human resources investigation on her started last year, and that she received a “stern warning” from HR. According to two sources, the network gave Guilfoyle time to find a new job and she was not “formally terminated.”
In a statement, Guilfoyle’s lawyer John Singer said the allegations are “unequivocally baseless” and made by “disgruntled and self-interested employees.” He continued, “It’s utterly preposterous that there are those who are nefariously and greedily twisting innocent conversations amongst close friends into much more than what it actually was for financial gain.”
Former employees of the network Bill Shine, Bill O’Reilly, and the late Roger Ailes all exited amid sexual misconduct allegations, and Huffington Post adds that Guilfoyle was “unfailingly loyal” to Ailes, the former Fox News CEO.