Longtime Fox News co-anchor Ed Henry has long served as a trusted newsman to millions of viewers. However, allegations of sexual misconduct are sure to sway some of that trust.
But for the record, the former White House correspondent is denying any wrongdoing.
“Ed Henry denies the allegations referenced in the Fox announcement and is confident that he will be vindicated after a full hearing in an appropriate forum,” a statement from his lawyer Catherine Foti read on his Twitter page.
Attorney Catherine Foti: “Ed Henry denies the allegations referenced in the Fox announcement and is confident that he will be vindicated after a full hearing in an appropriate forum.”
— Ed Henry (@edhenry) July 1, 2020
On Wednesday (July 1,) Henry was fired from his co-anchor spot on the program America’s Newsroom after Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and Fox News Media President and Executive Editor Jay Wallace announced that their had been a complaint of “willful sexual misconduct in the workplace.” The incident in question apparently happened years ago, according to an internal memo sent to staff.
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Henry joined the ranks of Fox News back in 2011. But his time at the cable news network hasn’t been without its share of bumps in the road. Back in 2016, for example, Henry was off the air for four months after allegations surfaced that he had cheated on his wife with a Las Vegas hostess.
For the time being, a rotation of anchors will fill his spot on America’s Newsroom until a permanent co-anchor is named, according to the network.