Since her departure from Fox News, Guilfoyle has led a joint fundraising effort between the Trump reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee. She’s become a prominent Trump surrogate and made waves with a fiery speech on the first night of the Republican National Convention.
“They want to destroy this country and everything that we have fought for and hold dear,” she said, arms raised, creating a striking and meme-able image. KimberlyGuilfoyle was secretly forced out of her role at Fox News over a '$4million' sexual harassment settlement with her female assistant, who claimed the host had exposed herself to her and showed her nude photos of men, according to a new report.
At the time, not much was said on her sudden departure except Guilfoyle maintained she chose to leave on her own terms to begin a new job at America First, a Trump super PAC. The New Yorker on Thursday reported Guilfoyle was quietly pushed out after network executives received complaints accusing the host of sexually in appropriate behavior.
According to the report, Guilfoyle's female assistant had submitted a 42-page draft claiming her boss had frequently exhibited 'degrading' and 'abusive' behavior and at one point offered to buy her silence when she realized her job could be in jeopardy. The woman, who was not named, had been hired as an assistant to Guilfoyle and former Fox News host Eric Bowling as a recent college graduate in 2015.
According to the bombshell complaint, Guilfoyle had constantly spoken openly with her assistant about her sex life and would share photos of genitals of the men of with whom she was sleeping. Another source confirmed claims that the former news presenter had shared photos of naked men, and one former Fox staff member told the magazine she had allegedly shown pornographic videos in the office.
The complaint further alleged that Guilfoyle, who was once married to California Governor Gavin Newsom, encouraged her assistant to sleep with rich and powerful men. The report states Guilfoyle's assistant had been working at Fox News at the time the network was being investigated for sexual misconduct amid allegations against former chairman Roger Miles.
The woman was also offered trips to Rome on a private jet, a cut of Guilfoyle's pay from public speaking events and on-air roles, according to the report. Rumors about Guilfoyle's alleged termination from Fox first began to swirl after Huff Post reported three sources claimed she did not leave the cable news network 'voluntarily,' and that her team was busy working out the details of her separation package.
Sources close to both Guilfoyle and her boyfriend Donald Trump Jr denied those claims at the time, saying it was her choice to exit Fox News and begin a new job at America First. An assistant to KimberlyGuilfoyle, currently Trump’s Chair of his National Finance Committee received a settlement of over $4 million from Fox News because of sexual harassment by Guilfoyle, New Yorker magazine reports.
Guilfoyle, whose father comes from Tennis, County Clare and who spent many summers in Ireland, is also the girlfriend of Donald Trump Junior and a former high profile Fox host. She was given a plum opening-night speaking slot at the Republican National Convention where she made a dramatic speech calling for four more years of Trump.
Meyer says the draft complaint also alleged that Guilfoyle spoke incessantly and luridly about her sex life, and on one occasion demanded a massage of her bare thighs; other times, she said, Guilfoyle told her to submit to a Fox employee’s demands for sexual favors, encouraged her to sleep with wealthy and powerful men, asked her to critique her naked body, demanded that she share a room with her on business trips, required her to sleep over at her apartment, and exposed herself to her, making her feel deeply uncomfortable.” When the assistant made the allegations Guilfoyle tried to cover them up Meyer writes, but Rupert Murdoch directly decided she should be fired.
As President Donald Trump heads into the 2020 elections, he faces a daunting gender gap: according to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, he trails Joe Biden by thirty percentage points among female voters. As part of his campaign, Trump has been doing all he can to showcase female stars in the Republican Party, from nominating Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court to naming KimberlyGuilfoyle, the former Fox News host and legal analyst, his campaign’s finance chair.
In November 2018, a young woman who had been one of Guilfoyle ’s assistants at Fox News sent company executives a confidential, forty-two-page draft complaint that accused Guilfoyle of repeated sexual harassment, and demanded monetary relief. The document, which resulted in a multimillion-dollar out-of-court settlement, raises serious questions about Guilfoyle ’s fitness as a character witness for Trump, let alone as a top campaign official.
At the time, she was a co-host of the political chat show “The Five.” Media reports suggested that she had been accused of workplace impropriety, including displaying lewd pictures of male genitalia to colleagues, but few additional details of misbehavior emerged. Guilfoyle publicly denied any wrongdoing, and last year a lawyer representing her told The New Yorker that “any suggestion” she had “engaged in misconduct at Fox is patently false.” But, as I reported at the time, shortly after Guilfoyle left her job, Fox secretly paid an undisclosed sum to the assistant, who no longer works at the company.
Recently, two well-informed sources told me that Fox, in order to avoid going to trial, had agreed to pay the woman upward of four million dollars. Until now, the specific accusations against Guilfoyle have remained largely hidden.
The draft complaint, which was never filed in court, is covered by a nondisclosure agreement. The former assistant has not been publicly identified, and, out of respect for the rights of alleged victims of sexual harassment, The New Yorker is honoring her confidentiality.
KimberlyGuilfoyle has emerged as a familiar face in President Donald Trump's re-election campaign over the course of the last few months. However, little was known about her departure from Fox News as the host of 'The Five' in July 2018 after working for 12 years, except that she started a new job at America First, a Trump super PAC.
In a bombshell report, The New Yorker now reveals details of a 42-page draft complaint from Guilfoyle ’s former assistant. The new allegations claim the host “displayed herself naked” and splashed “photographs of the genitalia of men with whom Guilfoyle had had sexual relations” in a draft complaint that was never filed in court and is covered by a non-disclosure agreement.
Moreover, a lawyer representing her told The New Yorker last year that “any suggestion” she had “engaged in misconduct at Fox is patently false”. “According to those familiar with the assistant ’s draft complaint, during a phone call on August 6, 2017, she alleged that Guilfoyle tried to buy her silence, offering to arrange a payment to her if she agreed to lie to the Paul, Weiss lawyers about her experiences,” the report reads.
However, the explosive account sparked fury on social media and the Internet couldn't stop but post a barrage of tweets against Guilfoyle. Although Guilfoyle has denied the allegations, the explosive details of the reports continue to spark much outrage on social media.
MEA Worldwide (MEA WW) cannot independently verify the claims and does not support any opinions being made on the Internet. Two people were arrested at Miami International Airport on Sunday evening after they began fighting with a representative from American Airlines at the gate.
A bystander’s cellphone video of the incident shows one of the suspects, 23-year-old Brittney Mohammadi, jumping over the ticket counter aggressively. Mohammadi’s travel companion, identified by police as 26-year-old Manuel Ortega, is seen yelling at airport cops ranting and pacing frantically about the gate area.
“After being informed of our policy, the customers became irate and one attempted to strike an American team member at the gate,” AA spokeswoman Laura Musical told the Miami Herald on Wednesday. The two were escorted off the property by cops, but once outside by the airport exit, began to get combative, video provided to Local 10 News shows.
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