Fox Business suspends Charles Payne amid allegations
Fox Business Network host Charles Payne has been suspended while 21st Century Fox investigates sexual harassment allegations made against him.
Stephen Battaglio of the Los Angeles Times writes, “Payne’s suspension was announced by Fox Business Network following his program ‘Making Money,’ and shortly after the Los Angeles Times first reported the investigation.
“‘We take issues of this nature extremely seriously and have a zero-tolerance policy for any professional misconduct,’ a Fox Business Network representative said in a statement. ‘This matter is being thoroughly investigated and we are taking all of the appropriate steps to reach a resolution in a timely manner.’
“Payne, who hosts ‘Making Money’ on the network and appears on various other programs, has acknowledged what he described as a three-year “romantic relationship” with a married female political analyst who frequently appeared on Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel from 2013 to 2016. Payne admitted to the extramarital affair in a statement to the National Enquirer published Wednesday that included an apology to his wife, children and friends.”
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