According to sources, Fox News’ legal commentator Andrew Napolitano has “severed ties” with the network after a producer accused him of sexual harassment.
In a discrimination case, producer John Fawcett, who works on Larry Kudlow’s Fox Business Network show, claimed that Napolitano touched his arm and made a sexually suggestive joke when they were sharing an elevator.
According to AP News, Napolitano has been a legal pundit for Fox News for more than two decades, and he became a vocal critic of Donald Trump on a network known for supporting him. He was a judge in the New Jersey court system before that.
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According to the case, which was filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, “Even though the two had never met previously, Judge Napolitano stood awkwardly close to the plaintiff, started stroking his arm, and asked who the plaintiff worked for.”
Napolitano was accused of sexually harassing “several young male employees” at Fox, according to the lawsuit.
“Upon first learning of John Fawcett’s allegations against Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News News Media immediately investigated the claims and addressed the matter with both parties,” Fox News stated in a statement on Monday.
The network and Judge Napolitano parted ways after their investigation.