Sexual Assault

Former Fox News executive files $48-million lawsuit over sexual assault scandal

Former Fox News executive files $48-million lawsuit over sexual assault scandal

A former Fox News executive fired after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female on-air commentator is suing parent company 21st Century Fox for going public with the matter.

Francisco Cortes, who ran Fox News Latino, was fired in February after Tamara Holder, a Fox News on-air contributor, complained to the company that he attempted to force her to have oral sex with him in his office in February 2015. Holder, whose contract as a contributor was not renewed at the end of 2016, was given a $2.5-million settlement by 21st Century Fox.

The Cortes lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court said that comments Fox and Holder gave to the New York Times in a March...

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