I think it’s safe to assume that most of our audience doesn’t make a habit of watching Fox News. So the following names might be news for you all, as they were for me. Still, the story is interesting so here we go.
Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner and contributor Angela McGlowan are both being sued by a makeup artist accusing them of discrimination based on his sexuality.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, Juan Legramandi alleges that McGlowan entered the green room back in February 2018, walked past him and another openly gay stylist and said, “Ugh! It’s like Sodom and Gomorrah in here!”
Legramandi claimed that in September 2017, he was doing Faulkner’s hair when a story about Latina women crossing the U.S. border came on television. In the suit, Legramandi claimed that Faulkner went on a xenophobic, anti-Latino tirade, which included a statement saying, “Hispanic women are so ignorant.”
When he told Faulkner that his mother was Latina and that he’d been born in Colombia, Faulkner responded, “Your family is from a third world country.”
Legramandi filed a complaint with Fox News’ Human Resources department but claims that nothing was done. Instead, he claimed that Jill Van Why, Senior VP of programming operations told him in June 2018, that everyone is replaceable. Legramandi said he took the comment as a threat.
Juan says eventually he was fired by Van Why and Marsheila Hayes, the VP of diversity and inclusion at Fox News.
Legramandi is suing all four of the women and the network for sexual discrimination, ethnic discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation.