A new report asserts that when Kimberly Guilfoyle, girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., left her job at Fox News, it was under inauspicious circumstances. She’s reported to have had her employment terminated after an assistant alleged that she had engaged in “degrading, abusive and sexually inappropriate behavior.”
Raw Story reports that the assistant was a woman hired out of college in 2015 to work for Kimberly Guilfoyle and Eric Bolling. Among other things, the assistant reportedly alleged that Guilfoyle pressured her to submit to sexual advances from another Fox employee.
It’s not clear what employee this refers to, but as reported by Politico in 2017, Bolling is one of several people at the network to face allegations of misconduct, along with Bill O’Reilly, Jamie Horowitz, and Roger Ailes.
According to sources who spoke to the New Yorker, Guilfoyle’s accuser also “subjected her frequently to degrading, abusive, and sexually inappropriate behavior.” The accuser said she was often expected to work at Guilfoyle’s home while Guilfoyle was nude, and that Guilfoyle otherwise exposed herself to the assistant, demanded a massage of her bare thighs, and pressured the assistant to sleep over at her apartment and share hotel rooms.
Guilfoyle is further accused of offering the woman payments for “loyalty” when the allegations against Bolling became public information, suggesting that her silence in the Bolling case could be rewarded with a payment as much as a million dollars, as well as a percentage of Guilfoyle’s speaking fees and opportunities for on-air reporting.
The accuser has not been publicly identified and would not speak to the New Yorker about the allegations. The case reportedly ended in a $4.4 million settlement.
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