Reporter Sues Fox Sports for Discrimination

Reporter Colleen Dominguez is suing Fox Sports for age and gender discrimination, after she claims it withheld assignments and refused to air those she initiated on her own.

The AP says that in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court, Dominguez claims she was hired as a key sports personality with experience in most major sports.

Fox Sports Vice President Dan Bell, said the company was declining comment.

Dominguez, who worked for NBC and ESPN before going to Fox, claims some of her interviews were rejected, she says she was told those would "muddy the waters" for other reporters.

She emailed the company's president and he promised to look into it, but she says she never heard back from him.

She quoted one Fox producer, who sent her a text that said: "you haven't done anything wrong at all. Just because 5 men at a company want to be gratified by 24-year-old women doesn't make you bad at your job."

Her lack of assignments and rejection of interviews she initiated cut down on her exposure and will cut down on her future income, she said.

Dominguez is seeking exemplary and punitive damages, as well as attorney's fees, from Fox.