Fox News settled lawsuits with several plaintiffs suing the network for racial and gender discrimination in a deal worth about $10 million, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The settlement is far lower than the $60 million figure the network was approached with last summer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Times reported Wright’s settlement included a contractual buyout. The onslaught of discrimination litigation grew out of multiple sexual harassment lawsuits filed against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, who left the network amid scandal in July 2016 and died last May. In May 2016, 21st Century Fox, the news network’s parent company, disclosed in its quarterly report that the company had paid $45 million in costs “related to settlements of pending and potential litigations” regarding Ailes departure from the network.
Source: Huffington Post May 16, 2018 00:45 UTC