Fox News fired anchor Ed Henry on Friday following an independent investigation into a former employee’s allegation of sexual misconduct.
The former employee’s lawyer alleged Henry engaged in "willful sexual misconduct in the workplace." Fox hired an independent law firm to investigate the claim and suspended Henry, according to a letter from CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace. News broke Wednesday morning of Henry's firing.
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"FOX News Media strictly prohibits all forms of sexual harassment, misconduct, and discrimination," Scott and Wallace wrote. "We will continue striving to maintain a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees."
In January, Henry moved to co-anchor the America’s Newsroom show. He also periodically served as a co-host on Fox & Friends Weekend.
In 2016, Henry took time off from Fox after a report alleged that he had a 10-month affair with a Las Vegas hostess, which began while the correspondent was covering Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
In the past four years, several women have brought forward allegations of sexual misconduct against other Fox News employees. In 2016, former Fox and Friends cohost Gretchen Carlson, correspondent Megyn Kelly, and other women accused former Fox News CEO and chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment. Ailes later resigned. Allegations against former Fox personality Bill O’Reilly led the organization to cut ties with him in 2017. And in December, Fox News commentator Britt McHenry sued the network over an allegation of sexual harassment against her former cohost George Murdoch, better known as Tyrus.
Henry has worked at Fox News since 2011 and was previously employed at CNN.