Reportedly, the Fox News Channel released a statement Friday that they have decided to fire liberal commentator, Bob Beckel after he allegedly made a racially insensitive remark to one of the black employees.
Fox has not released any other information, however, the lawyer of the Black employee stated that Beckel “stormed out” of his office when the man, who is a technician, came to do work on his computer, saying he was leaving because the worker was black.
Lawyer Douglas Wigdor, who currently represents 22 clients with cases against Fox, also mentioned that Beckel attempted to intimidate his client and get him to withdraw his complaint in a meeting Friday with Fox executive Kevin Lord.
Fox denied that anyone tried to persuade the Black man to withdraw his complaint, but insisted that Beckel apologize to him after he was fired.
Beckel, 68, is a veteran Democratic political strategist who is a regular on Fox’s “The Five,” where he discusses stories with four other conservative panelists. The show recently moved into Fox’s prime-time lineup after the firing of Bill O’Reilly.
Beckel had only returned to Fox in January. He’d been let go previously in June 2015, while dealing with a substance abuse problem.
It seems as though Fox is involved in several legal cases, some involving O’Reilly, and even the late former network chairman Roger Ailes, who just recently died on Thursday.
Wigdor ended his statement by expressing, “We intend on holding the Fox News parent company, and 21st Century Fox accountable for these actions, and will be filing multiple other complaints in other matters next week.”