Newswire: Fox News hit with racial discrimination lawsuit

It turns out that firing Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes didn’t magically fix all of Fox News’ problems, as Variety is reporting that eleven current and former employees of the network have filed a class-action racial discrimination suit against Fox News. The suit accuses Fox News of “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful, and hostile racial discrimination,” and it’s an extension of a suit that was previously filed in March by two women who used to work in the network’s payroll department and claim that longtime network comptroller Judith Slater “engaged in racist behavior that was routinely overlooked” by executives.

The suit goes on to say that Fox News’ treatment of minority employees was “more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment,” and the plaintiffs say that they couldn’t go to human resources because the ones being the most overtly racist—specifically Slater and O’Reilly …

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