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Thu Oct 1, 2020, 06:48 PM

The Secret History of Kimberly Guilfoyle's Departure from Fox

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Source: New Yorker

As President Donald Trump heads into the 2020 elections, he faces a daunting gender gap: according to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, he trails Joe Biden by thirty percentage points among female voters. As part of his campaign, Trump has been doing all he can to showcase female stars in the Republican Party, from nominating Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court to naming Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News host and legal analyst, his campaign’s finance chair. Guilfoyle, however, may not be an ideal emissary. In November, 2018, a young woman who had been one of Guilfoyle’s assistants at Fox News sent company executives a confidential, forty-two-page draft complaint that accused Guilfoyle of repeated sexual harassment, and demanded monetary relief. The document, which resulted in a multimillion-dollar out-of-court settlement, raises serious questions about Guilfoyle’s fitness as a character witness for Trump, let alone as a top campaign official.

In the 2020 campaign, Trump has spotlighted no woman more brightly than Guilfoyle. She was given an opening-night speaking slot at the Republican National Convention. And this fall Guilfoyle, who is Donald Trump, Jr.,’s girlfriend, has been crisscrossing the country as a Trump surrogate, on what is billed as the “Four More Tour.” At a recent “Women for Trump” rally in Pennsylvania, Guilfoyle claimed that the President was creating “eighteen hundred new female-owned businesses in the United States a day,” and praised Trump for promoting school choice, which, she said, was supported by “single mothers like myself.”

Guilfoyle has maintained that her decision to move from television news to a political campaign was entirely voluntary. In fact, Fox News forced her out in July, 2018—several years before her contract’s expiration date. At the time, she was a co-host of the political chat show “The Five.” Media reports suggested that she had been accused of workplace impropriety, including displaying lewd pictures of male genitalia to colleagues, but few additional details of misbehavior emerged. Guilfoyle publicly denied any wrongdoing, and last year a lawyer representing her told The New Yorker that “any suggestion” she had “engaged in misconduct at Fox is patently false.” But, as I reported at the time, shortly after Guilfoyle left her job, Fox secretly paid an undisclosed sum to the assistant, who no longer works at the company. Recently, two well-informed sources told me that Fox, in order to avoid going to trial, had agreed to pay the woman upward of four million dollars.

Until now, the specific accusations against Guilfoyle have remained largely hidden. The draft complaint, which was never filed in court, is covered by a nondisclosure agreement. The former assistant has not been publicly identified, and, out of respect for the rights of alleged victims of sexual harassment, The New Yorker is honoring her confidentiality. Reached for comment, she said, “I wish you well. But I have nothing to say.”



Read more: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-secret-history-of-kimberly-guilfoyles-departure-from-fox

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Reply The Secret History of Kimberly Guilfoyle's Departure from Fox (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 1 OP
OnDoutside Oct 1 #1
msongs Oct 1 #2
Cha Oct 1 #3
marble falls Oct 1 #4
Hekate Oct 1 #5
LSparkle Oct 1 #7
niyad Oct 1 #6
aggiesal Oct 1 #17
No Vested Interest Oct 1 #8
Illumination Oct 1 #9
Hekate Oct 1 #10
dalton99a Oct 1 #11
uriel1972 Oct 1 #19
Evolve Dammit Oct 1 #12
not fooled Oct 1 #13
aggiesal Oct 1 #18
muriel_volestrangler Oct 1 #14
Botany Oct 1 #15
BigmanPigman Oct 1 #16
spooky3 Oct 1 #20
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 06:56 PM

1. When she said The best is yet to come !!! She wasn't wrong !

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 07:05 PM

2. nice analysis and opinion piece IMO nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 07:06 PM

3. So she's a perv.. now that is

shocking.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 07:13 PM

4. As my old friend Homer T. Smith one said: "That's about some trifling shit right there." ...

She and Butthead Jr are a perfect match. I wish them much misery and total financial disaster.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 07:16 PM

5. Ew. IOW, she totally fits in with the Trumps...

But what’s this about being a single mother? Ick!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 07:23 PM

7. She never had a child with Newsom

THANKFULLY!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 07:19 PM

6. I want the complete list of those female (female whats, though??) owned businesses. 1,800 a day?

For how many days?? Tens of thousands of businesses closing, millions unemployed, and she spews this bilge

Your meds need adjusting, kimmie.

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Response to niyad (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 08:23 PM

17. 365 days/year X 4 Years (uggg) 1,460 days ...

1,800 new women owned businesses/day X 1,460 days = 2,628,000 woman owned businesses

Pendejo45 had created 6,688,000 million jobs from 1/20/2017 to 1/19/2020
As of July 2020, Pendejo45 has lost 7,800,000 million jobs.

That's a wipe out of the approximately 14,488,000 jobs since January 2020.

Where are the 2,628,000 women owned businesses?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 07:27 PM

8. Tawdry.

Is she a home-wrecker?
Her boyfriend, Don Jr. was married with five children, as I recall.
When and how did the music end?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 07:27 PM

9. You would have thought she was some kind of a rock star @ the RNC! BUT NO! Just another

corrupt Trump low life associate sniffing out $ & in need of counseling...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 07:28 PM

10. Am reading the whole article, but stopped long enough to say: it's really lurid....

What the HELL does Kim snort?! Her behavior as described matches that of the worst male harassers, minus only actual rape.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 07:31 PM

11. "HR warned Guilfoyle about her behavior several times"

Multiple sources told HuffPost that Guilfoyle’s exit from Fox News, where she had worked since 2006, came after her alleged inappropriate workplace behavior could no longer be tolerated by the network. Vanity Fair, which broke the story about Guilfoyle leaving the network, and The Daily Beast, which reported that Fox News staff allegedly waged a “hostile whisper campaign” against Guilfoyle, have said she crossed the line by using network makeup artists for personal outings, but the accusations Guilfoyle faced were much more serious.

Six sources said Guilfoyle’s behavior included showing personal photographs of male genitalia to colleagues (and identifying whose genitals they were), regularly discussing sexual matters at work and engaging in emotionally abusive behavior toward hair and makeup artists and support staff.

According to sources, Guilfoyle was the subject of a human resources investigation that started last year and involved interviews with Fox News employees, including hair and makeup artists and producers. Sources said HR warned Guilfoyle about her behavior several times, including a stern warning from Kevin Lord, the head of Fox News HR, in the fall of 2017. HuffPost also began investigating Guilfoyle’s workplace conduct last year.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kimberly-guilfoyle-misconduct-allegations-fox-news_n_5b5a6064e4b0b15aba96f4de

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 08:44 PM

19. to be thrown from fox must take some doing!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 07:33 PM

12. I really don't care. Do U? Another paid ***** (fill in the blank)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 07:33 PM

13. Drugs, just crazy, or both?

We report, you decide.



And...she's perfect for the red don campaign--experience in paying hush money and hiding wrongdoing!

Tim Murtaugh, a spokesman for the Trump campaign, declined to comment on the appropriateness of Guilfoyle overseeing the Trump campaign’s finances, given the allegations about hush money and harassment levied against her by her former assistant. Murtaugh referred inquiries to Guilfoyle’s lawyer.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 08:27 PM

18. Faux Snooz, when we break a story, it stays broken! n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 08:02 PM

14. Republican, Finance and Chair combine to mean Scumbag

Scandals engulf multiple RNC finance chairs Steve Wynn, Elliott Broidy, Michael Cohen, and Louis DeJoy

Plus Brian Ballard and Gordon Sondland as regional vice-chairmen: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211031694 (with the prescient line in 2018 "Maybe someone should check out Louis DeJoy?" )

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 08:04 PM

15. So Kimberly might have liked to have sex w/girls and or show them dick pics and to me that might ...

...be a private matter* but she has been part of the Fox/Right Wing/Fundy Christian sect that used anti LGBT hate speech and
some sort sexual purity standards on other people for years in order to gain political power .... fuck her.


* as long as it is not sexual harassment or abusive

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 08:14 PM

16. Keith Olbermann's comment was good...

Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) Tweeted:
The one of @DonaldJTrumpJr would just be a thumbnail
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 09:31 PM

20. How could anyone define "inappropriate behavior" at Fox? nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 10:27 PM

21. After discussion with hosts ... LOCKING

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