Fox News paid Kimberly Guilfoyle’s assistant $4M after sexual misconduct claims: report
The hostile work environment Guilfoyle allegedly created included toiling at her home, where she'd sometimes be naked.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, the finance chair of the Trump campaign, abruptly left Fox News in July 2018. The former co-host of The Five did not explain her departure, and at the time, the network issued a one-sentence statement: “Fox News has parted ways with Kimberly Guilfoyle.”
Later that year, the Huffington Post reported that Guilfoyle, like several other Fox News anchors and executives, was ousted following a company-wide investigation of sexual misconduct.
Guilfoyle is the girlfriend of Donald Trump, Jr., the president’s son. In addition to her duties as campaign finance chair, she has been touring the country on the “Four More Tour.”
A new bombshell report from The New Yorker has confirmed details of a settlement paid to a former assistant of the ex-host to the tune of more than $4 million.
According to the article, Guilfoyle sexually harassed the female assistant by creating a hostile work environment, which included making her work at Guilfoyle’s apartment, where she would sometimes be naked.
The New Yorker also alleged that Guilfoyle frequently showed the assistant lewd images of men, some of whom she had sexual relations with, and photos that fans would send her.
“Kim was kind of like one of the guys, the way they used to operate,” a former colleague told The New Yorker. Another former co-worker of Guilfoyle’s recalled, “It was always about sex and guys with her. She didn’t hide it — she’d almost flaunt it. She probably wasn’t aware of others’ feelings. It was a different time.”
In interviewing people to corroborate the story, the magazine found evidence that “Guilfoyle’s graphic sexual talk so upset hair-and-makeup artists at Fox that they lodged an internal complaint, triggering an investigation by the company.”
The outspoken Guilfoyle gave a rousing pre-recorded speech during the first night of the Republican National Convention, where she shouted, “The best is yet to come!” which puzzled many critics but was celebrated by the president.
Guilfoyle tested positive for COVID-19 July after attending a fundraiser. She has since recovered.
In her official statement to The New Yorker, she denied the allegations.
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