Fox settles discrimination suit with former reporter: report
A Fox News reporter settled a gender discrimination lawsuit with the network and has left the company, CNN reported Thursday.
A lawyer for Diana Falzone told CNN that Falzone’s lawsuit was resolved, but declined to disclose the terms of the settlement.
Falzone filed a lawsuit against the network in May 2017 alleging she was demoted after she wrote a column about her struggles with endometriosis, which can cause infertility. Fox News denied the allegations.
CNN previously reported that Falzone wrote a story in October 2016 on an alleged affair between President Trump and adult film star Stormy Daniels, but Fox News did not publish it. Fox News said it was unable to verify the facts of the story.
The Wall Street Journal has since reported that Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen paid $130,000 to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, as part of a negotiated deal to keep her from speaking about the affair.
Former host Gretchen Carlson and several other women alleged former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes sexually harassed them. Former prime-time host Bill O’Reilly also reportedly paid millions to settle a harassment claim a month before Fox extended his contract.