Two More Step Up to Sue Fox News (Updated)

And the hits just keep coming....

Two more Fox News employees are suing the network, saying they were subjected to “top-down racial harassment” in the company’s payroll department, according to a new lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Bronx.

Tichaona Brown, a payroll manager, and Tabrese Wright, a payroll coordinator, are suing Judith Slater, the company’s longtime comptroller (who was fired), Fox News, and its parent company, 21st Century Fox.

The women, who are both African-American, claim Slater’s racist behavior created a hostile work environment that resulted in “severe and pervasive discrimination and harassment.”

According to the suit, Slater:

Ridiculed black employees by mocking stereotyped speech and complained, for example, that black employees mispronounce the words “mother,” “father,” “month” and “ask,” by pronouncing the words as “muva,” “fava,” “monf,” and “axe.”

Openly claimed that the “Black Lives Matter” movement is extremely racist and wondered what would happen if there was a parallel “White Lives Matter” movement.

Regularly talked about her fear that black people want to physically harm white people.
Told employees that she does not travel north of 90th Street in Manhattan because she is afraid she will be “jumped” or “beat up.”

Blatantly mocked the “Black Lives Matter” movement. After the August 2014 shooting of Mike Brown, and the onset of the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” slogan, when Ms. Brown would stop by Slater’s office to say goodbye at the end of the day, Slater responded by raising her hands up in the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” movement.

Regularly called her commuter train to New Jersey the “Bombay Express,” due to the number of people of Indian descent who live in New Jersey.

Openly talked about her belief that all Chinese men have “small penises.”

Called day laborers “cheap Mexicans.”

Due to the number of employees of color in the payroll department, Slater regularly called the payroll department, the “southern payroll department” and the “urban payroll department.”
Asked Ms. Brown and Ms. Wright to teach her how to “beat box.”

H/T NY Daily News

Update: Fox News released this statement to FTVLive, “We take complaints of this nature very seriously and took prompt and effective remedial action before Ms. Brown and Ms. Wright sued in court and even before Ms. Wright complained through her lawyer. There is no place for inappropriate verbal remarks like this at Fox News. We are disappointed that this needless litigation has been filed.”