Sexual Harassment “Scapegoating” Lawsuit By Ex-Fox News Latino Exec Dismissed

A $48 million lawsuit filed last summer by a former Fox News Latino VP who claimed he was used as a “scapegoat” and “Latino patsy” to demonstrate the company’s aggressive stance on sexual harassment complaints, has been dismissed.
U.S. District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet’s ruling (read it here) finds no merit in the plaintiffs’ claims of a web of conspiracy against Francisco Cortes, even thought the scenario described was “worthy of its own Martin Scorsese thriller.” The…

A $48 million lawsuit filed last summer by a former Fox News Latino VP who claimed he was used as a “scapegoat” and “Latino patsy” to demonstrate the company’s aggressive stance on sexual harassment complaints, has been dismissed. U.S. District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet’s ruling (read it here) finds no merit in the plaintiffs’ claims of a web of conspiracy against Francisco Cortes, even thought the scenario described was “worthy of its own Martin Scorsese thriller.” The…

Fox Hit With $48M Lawsuit By Exec It Fired Over Sexual Assault Claim

UPDATED with Fox Statement: Francisco Cortes, who was fired as vice president of Fox News Latino for allegedly sexually harassing Fox News contributor Tamara Holder, has filed a $48 million lawsuit against 21st Century Fox, claiming that he’s been made a “scapegoat” and a “Latino patsy” to help Fox “demonstrate that it aggressively handles sexual harassment complaints.”
Holder claims that Cortes tried to force her to have oral sex with him in February 2015 when the two…

UPDATED with Fox Statement: Francisco Cortes, who was fired as vice president of Fox News Latino for allegedly sexually harassing Fox News contributor Tamara Holder, has filed a $48 million lawsuit against 21st Century Fox, claiming that he's been made a "scapegoat" and a "Latino patsy" to help Fox "demonstrate that it aggressively handles sexual harassment complaints." Holder claims that Cortes tried to force her to have oral sex with him in February 2015 when the two…