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Diana Falzone Booted From Fox News After Writing an Op-Ed About Her Fertility Issues

Fox News, which is already facing a couple of lawsuits on grounds of racial and sexual discrimination, is facing an added legal battle as Diana Falzone, a former on-air personality and host for Fox news, filed a gender discrimination suit in the New York State of Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday.

Early this year, Diana Falzone wrote an op-ed column for Fox News entitled, “Women Should Never Suffer in Silence,” wherein she opened up about endometriosis and possible infertility. According to the lawsuit, Falzone’s supervisor Refet Kaplan informed her shortly after the piece was published that Fox executives had barred her from further appearing on Fox News or its website.

While the lawsuit stated that Falzone was not provided with a reason for the said disbarment, she believed that the op-ed column was the triggering factor as the decision was made three days after the article was posted. Falzone claims that she has consistently received positive performance evaluations prior to the incident.

In a statement, Nancy Erika Smith, Falzone’s lawyer, said, “Fox News never banned her male counterparts who have discussed their personal health issues on air. Indeed, those men saw their career advance.”

The complaint further alleges that “The male-dominated senior management of Fox News obviously objected to the fact that a female on-air host had disclosed that she suffers from a women’s reproductive health condition, which, in their eyes, detracted from her sex appeal and made her less desirable.”

Just last week, a group of Fox News employees joined and supported a standing racial discrimination lawsuit against the network, stating that, “The only consistency at Fox is the abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful, and hostile racial discrimination that was inflicted on minority employees that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment.”

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