Fox Host Sued For Sexual Harassment Blast Gillette’s “Virtue Signaling” For Taking On Sexual Harassment

“We don’t need Gillette to tell us not to raise our boys to be bullies, not to raise our boys to be misogynists. I don’t think we need them to do that — in fact, essentially what we’re looking at is another form of corporate virtue signalling. Gillette trying to appeal, I guess, to millennial men, but, the fact of the matter is that they’re losing market share in millennial men to several rivals who are making blades that are just as good, but at lower prices.” – Fox Business host Charles Payne.

From a Buzzfeed report in July 2017:

Fox Business host Charles Payne has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into sexual harassment claims made by a recurring guest, the network confirmed Thursday.

The suspension of the Making Money with Charles Payne host came after the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday that lawyers for 21st Century Fox were reviewing allegations made by a guest who appeared several times on Fox News and Fox Business Network programs.

“We take issues of this nature extremely seriously and have a zero tolerance policy for any professional misconduct,” a Fox News spokesperson told BuzzFeed News in a statement.

From a Variety report in September 2017:

Charles Payne, the Fox Business Network host who was recently reinstated after facing allegations of sexual harassment, now faces even stronger accusations, as the woman who made the claims filed suit against him as well as Fox News now alleges she was raped and subsequently defamed.

Scottie Nell Hughes may be best known as a Trump surrogate who regularly appeared on Time Warner’s CNN during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. But she has also been a familiar face on Fox News Channel.

In a complaint filed Monday in United States District Court in the Southern District of New York, Hughes claims Payne raped her in 2013 and alleges she was retaliated against after she came forward with charges a few years after the initial incident is said to have occurred.

From a Wrap report in September 2018:

Former Fox News guest commentator Scottie Nell Hughes settled a lawsuit she brought to the channel after accusing Fox Business host Charles Payne of raping her. Hughes also said the news network blacklisted her from the airwaves after reporting additional sexual claims.

The news was first revealed in a brief settlement note from the Southern District court of New York on Tuesday. The final settlement figure was not revealed and Hughes did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap on Wednesday.

The Gillette ad currently has over 3.6 million views and 316,000 dislikes thanks to the uproar and boycott calls on right wing sites.