John Finley, a prominent executive at Fox News, was terminated last week, as verified by RadarOnline.com. Finley has served at the network for almost two decades.
According to reports, Finley’s termination occurred immediately after a woman made allegations of sexual harassment and stalking against the Fox News executive.
As reported by Mediaite, the individual, who allegedly collaborated on projects with Fox Nation, lodged a formal complaint with the network at an unspecified point earlier this year.
According to reports, Fox News subsequently engaged the services of an external legal company to conduct an investigation into the allegations, ultimately leading to a resolution being reached between the network and the female party involved. The undisclosed nature of the woman’s identity has been observed.
According to a knowledgeable source, the woman’s assertions suggest that Finley “stalked her relentlessly” and “would not stop texting her”, ignoring the woman’s repeated refusals to engage with him. The source added that she “kept rebuffing him.”
The stated source also reported a suspected “relentless pattern of sexual harassment and quid pro quo” exhibited by Finley towards the individual identified as the victim.
On Friday, an individual with insider knowledge informed Mediaite that Finley told the alleged victim “I can get you this job if you — incredible opportunities. If she went into New York and didn’t see him? Temper tantrums.”
According to sources cited by RadarOnline.com, it has been clarified that the woman in question was not affiliated with Fox News as an employee. Furthermore, it has been emphasized that Finley’s termination was not a result of sexual harassment allegations, but rather due to his violation of established business protocols.
The individual’s termination was attributed to a number of factors, including conflicts of interest, the inappropriate utilization of their position for personal benefit, and violations of business ethics, as stated in the given source.
According to a statement released on Friday, “Fox News Media and John Finley have parted ways after an independent investigation concluded that he had violated certain standards of business conduct.”
In addition, numerous sources who collaborated with Finley during his stint at Fox News have made allegations that the senior executive was involved in romantic relationships with subordinates on a frequent basis.
One purported romance culminated in matrimony, subsequently culminating in a dissolution of the marital union.
According to another individual who was previously employed by Fox, it has been reported that Finley frequently made commitments of show advancements to young female employees, asserting that he possessed the capability to elevate their status to that of a Fox News star, although without the necessary authority to fulfill such pledges.
The charges were vigorously refuted by Erin Kormann, the lawyer for Finley. She asserted that Finley, in addition to refuting all allegations leveled against him, expressed an intention to initiate legal proceedings.
In a statement provided to Mediaite, Kormann conveyed “Mr. Finley wants us to convey that he vigorously denies all of the allegations that were contained in the text that you sent, and this is an attempt to defame Mr. Finley and that he intends to pursue all of his legal remedies at this time.”
According to reports, Finley is said to have become a part of Fox News when it was established in 1996. Throughout their tenure, they had several prominent roles, one of which was serving as the executive producer for Sean Hannity.
In the year 2019, the individual in question was selected by Suzanne Scott, the Chief Executive Officer of Fox News, to spearhead the establishment of Fox Nation.
According to reports, Finley persisted in contributing to the advancement of the streaming service subsequent to the appointment of Jason Klarman as its president in 2020.
Last week, former President Donald Trump, expressed his strong displeasure towards Murdoch-owned media sites, unleashing on Fox News and the Wall Street Journal. His fury stemmed from an insane poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal, which inquired about voters’ perceptions on his “age and mentality,” as he characterized it.
The leading candidate from the Republican Party expressed his discontent on the social media platform Truth Social, asserting his physical well-being by citing his recent victory in “the Senior Club Championship at a big golf club, with many very good players.”
Trump is currently 77 years old, while his possible opponent in the upcoming election, President Joe Biden, is 81 years old. The electorate has expressed apprehension at the advanced age of both individuals, and there has been considerable discussion surrounding the issue of cognitive aptitude. President Trump routinely raises concerns about Biden’s age and cognitive capacity, and for good reason.
Rightfully so, he expressed strong displeasure when conservative media outlets inquired about his own mental capabilities.
“In a phony and probably rigged Wall Street Journal poll, coming out of nowhere to softened the mental incompetence blow that is so obvious with Crooked Joe Biden, they ask about my age and mentality,” Trump posted on Truth Social. “Where did that come from? A few years ago I was the only one to agree to a mental acuity test, & ACED IT.”
The former president subsequently issued a challenge to Murdoch, Biden, and the executives of the Wall Street Journal to partake in “acuity tests.”
He ripped into both outlets, stating, “Now that the Globalists at Fox & the WSJ have failed to push their 3rd tier candidate to success, they do this. Well, I hereby challenge Rupert Murdoch & Sons, Biden, WSJ heads, to acuity tests!”