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Mon May 1, 2017, 02:51 PM

Fox News Reporter Diana Falzone Sues Network

Source: New York Magazine

Yet another woman has filed a gender-discrimination claim against Fox News today, bringing the total number of lawsuits against the media company to at least 15. Fox News online reporter Diana Falzone filed suit in New York Supreme Court alleging she was demoted after publishing an essay in January on Fox News’ website about suffering from endometriosis. “The male-dominated senior management of Fox News obviously objected to the fact that a female on-air host had disclosed that she suffers from a women’s reproductive-health condition, which, in their eyes, detracted from her sex appeal and made her less desirable,” the lawsuit claims.

Falzone has appeared on Fox since 2008, on Hannity as well as the Fox Business Network with hosts Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo. She also hosts online shows on Fox News’ website.

In the suit, Falzone says she cleared her essay with her supervisors, Refet Kaplan and Chris Kensler, executives at Foxnews.com. In the piece, Falzone goes into detail about her experience with endometriosis, which affects an estimated 176 million women globally. “It was just days after my 33rd birthday when my doctor delivered the worst news of my life: I will likely never have a child and fulfill my greatest wish of being a mother,” she wrote. “When hit with the news that I am infertile, I could not stop crying. And not only was it very unlikely I’d ever conceive, my health was in jeopardy.”

Falzone says that after the piece ran, Kaplan told her that the “Second Floor,” referring to the network’s top executives Bill Shine and Jack Abernethy, no longer wanted her appearing on-air. According to the suit, Kaplan said Falzone was “permanently banned from ever appearing on air on any Foxnews.com, Fox News Network, Fox Business News Network or any other Fox News medium and would never again be permitted to host her own shows or conduct her own interviews.” Falzone claims that a producer later told her she was also banned from doing voice-overs. When Falzone asked Kaplan why she was being demoted, he declined to say, according to the suit.

Read more: http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/05/diana-falzone-fox-news-reporter-sues-network-gender-discrimination.html



Oh, and, buh-bye, Bill.

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demmiblue May 2017 OP
underpants May 2017 #1
demmiblue May 2017 #2
underpants May 2017 #3
matt819 May 2017 #4
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #5
Volaris May 2017 #6
truthisfreedom May 2017 #7
LittleGirl May 2017 #8

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 1, 2017, 03:12 PM

1. Googled her images

Yikes! She's done quite a bit of modeling.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Mon May 1, 2017, 03:16 PM

2. I'm not quite sure what that means, and do not intend to find out.

The only picture I have seen is in the linked article.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #2)

Mon May 1, 2017, 03:23 PM

3. I meant she's very attractive and has done well without Fox News

I knew that wasn't a very clear post.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 1, 2017, 04:29 PM

4. More and more

Fox News sounds more and more like an ongoing criminal enterprise involving sexual assault of employees. Everyone knew, it seems, and the assaults were covered up for more than 2 decades.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 1, 2017, 07:45 PM

5. Wow. They really did that? Blows my mind. I guess that means she was hired ONLY

ONLY for being a sexpot. Unpleasantness about you know what was not allowed, because it would interfere with men imagining having sex with her? That endo thing might interfere with that, and it sounds so yucky (they are thinking).

Still, I am surprised she was so open about a very personal condition.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 1, 2017, 08:52 PM

6. I seriously cannot believe that there are this many boy-men in America

That are just fucking terror-fied of a womans reproductive anatomy. This is an America where all these people graduated high school, right?

It's 2 ovaries and a uterus...get the fuck over it. what a buncha stupid babies.

Yeah, she should sue the ever living hell out of them. I'd trade any 'settlement' for a board of directors position and MAKE those cretins go to work with my lady-ass everyday, if I were her.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 1, 2017, 09:05 PM

7. Makes no sense whatsoever. She can't get pregnant and somehow they think she's less effective

as a reporter? Totally f-ed up.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon May 1, 2017, 11:34 PM

8. I was about the same age

when I was diagnosed with that...never did have children. Poor thing. I bet it was awful for her and then to lose her job for sharing her struggles...WTF? WWJD? Come on, this fox place sounds like Satan's alley. Wow.

(I have hated Fox and banned it from this house's tv for at least 8 yrs.) Kinda like Walmart and Limbaugh.

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