Lawsuit settled alleging rape by Fox Business anchor
Fox News has settled a lawsuit arising from a woman who alleged being raped by Fox Business Network anchor Charles Payne and then was mistreated after she came forward to report what happened, reports Eriq Gardner of The Hollywood Reporter.
Gardner reports, “Then, in May, Fox came to a settlement with nearly 20 individuals represented by attorney Douglas Wigdor. The company agreed to pay out about $10 million with the goal of putting an end to an ugly chapter in its history.
“At the time, Wigdor was representing Hughes. She didn’t want to be part of that settlement, and so she pursued new representation.
“Now comes the resolution a few weeks after Hughes announced she would be joining RT America as an anchor.
“On Tuesday, a judge ordered the case closed after being informed by the parties of a settlement.
“The deal is confirmed by Fox News.
“According to a statement to The Hollywood Reporter from Fox News, ‘In light of the Opinion and Order issued by Judge William Pauley on April 24, 2018, Fox News Network and Scottie Nell Hughes have reached an agreement to settle Ms. Hughes’s remaining claims that Fox News failed to hire her. All of Ms. Hughes’s other claims had previously been dismissed by the Court.'”
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