21st Century Fox has settled racial and gender discrimination lawsuits involving 18 current and former employees for about $10 million, The New York Times reports.
Cases settled include a class action racial discrimination lawsuit Fox News anchor Kelly Wright and employees in the accounting department filed in 2017, as well as a race, gender, and pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed in 2016 by a former reporter at the Fox 5 affiliate in New York and a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a Fox News Radio reporter in 2017. Fox News denied all of the allegations.
Under the settlement, the employees must drop their claims, leave the network if they haven't already done so, and never again attempt to seek employment at Fox News or any other 21st Century Fox companies, the Times reports. In a statement, a Fox News spokeswoman and Douglas Wigdor, a lawyer representing the employees, said the parties "have reached mutual agreements that resolve various cases involving former Fox News employees."