Fri. Sep 25th, 2020

Facing Staggering Numbers Of Sexual Abuse, Rape Lawsuits, Fox News Hit With Massive Layoffs

The settling of major sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and even rape lawsuits at the Fox Rape Channel is finally affecting the bottom line. 

“As Fox News Media has evolved into a streamlined multiplatform organization, we are realigning several functions and restructuring various divisions in order to position all of our businesses for ongoing success,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement.

No on-air talent are expected to be impacted by the changes, and less than 3 percent of staff will lose their jobs in the reorg. Fox News’ parent company Fox Corp. employees about 9,000 people, and has been reorganizing its businesses by division. In July, Fox Sports previously laid-off between 50 and 100 people in a similar move to “streamline” operations.

Fox Corp. had mostly avoided layoffs since selling its entertainment assets to Disney last year.

The layoffs at Fox News are not related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The restructuring comes as most Fox Corp. employees continue to work from home due to the pandemic. Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch said  last month that non-production staff should expect to continue working remotely until 2021.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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