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Fox Beats McHenry Sex Harassment Suit; Co-Host Claims Remain (1)

Dec. 18, 2020, 5:34 PMUpdated: Dec. 18, 2020, 7:02 PM

Fox Corp. defeated claims of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation by host Britt McHenry related to claims that her co-host, George Murdoch, engaged in inappropriate conduct towards her, after the Southern District of New York found the company not liable for the actions of its subsidiary, Fox News.

But McHenry’s claims against Murdoch may proceed because she sufficiently alleges he sent her explicit text messages without her consent and retaliated against her with “verbal attacks,” the court said.

The court partially dismissed claims against Jennifer Rauchet, an executive producer at Fox News, finding the allegations don’t support a finding ...