Fox Sports abruptly fired its president of national networks, Jamie Horowitz, on Monday, as the company investigated sexual harassment allegations.
"Everyone at Fox Sports, no matter what role we play, or what business, function or show we contribute to — should act with respect and adhere to professional conduct at all times," Fox Sports President Eric Shanks said in an email to employees. "These values are non-negotiable." Horowitz's lawyer, Patricia Glaser, said his superiors had never brought up any allegations of misconduct, calling his treatment by Fox "appalling."
The case came after sexual harassment claims and lawsuits brought down former chief Roger Ailes and star show host Bill O'Reilly at another 21st Century Fox unit, Fox News.