You remember scumbag Fox News talking head Eric Bolling, who used to send pictures of male genitalia to female colleagues? Well, his opposite number right there in the “news” room is none other than Donald Trump Jr.’s current squeeze, Kimberly Guilfoyle, who recently departed from Fox, ostensibly to work on a Trump PAC. Her departure was not voluntary. Huffington Post:
Multiple sources told HuffPost that Guilfoyle’s exit from Fox News, where she had worked since 2006, came after her alleged inappropriate workplace behavior could no longer be tolerated by the network. Vanity Fair, which broke the story about Guilfoyle leaving the network, and The Daily Beast, which reported that Fox News staff allegedly waged a “hostile whisper campaign” against Guilfoyle, have said she crossed the line by using network makeup artists for personal outings, but the accusations Guilfoyle faced were much more serious.
Six sources said Guilfoyle’s behavior included showing personal photographs of male genitalia to colleagues (and identifying whose genitals they were), regularly discussing sexual matters at work and engaging in emotionally abusive behavior toward hair and makeup artists and support staff. […]
For many years, Guilfoyle was close to her Fox News colleague Eric Bolling, who was pushed out of the network after HuffPost reported that he sent unsolicited lewd photos to female colleagues. They shared a young female assistant who, according to three sources, was deeply unhappy at work and was desperate to get out from under what she described to sources as Guilfoyle’s emotionally abusive behavior and attempts to involve her in her personal sexual matters by regularly sharing details about her sex life. “[Guilfoyle’s assistant] was desperate to get away from Kimberly, she kept on trying to find a way to get a new job or get reassigned within the network,” a source who had spoken to the assistant told HuffPost.
Bolling was pushed out of the company in September 2017 following a HuffPost report about his alleged misconduct. The assistant was interviewed by an outside law firm as part of 21st Century Fox’s investigation into Bolling. After detailing her experiences working for Bolling and Guilfoyle and discussing her options with the network, the assistant was moved to work on another program. The assistant’s lawyer later approached the network about her claims; the assistant was subsequently placed on paid leave at her request. She did not reply to a request for comment.
Kimberly departed from Fox News this Tuesday, but she did not go gentle into the good night of her post-Fox life. Despite her closeness with the Trumps, which many say she was hoping for would keep her at Fox, Murdoch himself signed off on her termination.
A spokesperson for Fox News declined to comment for this story. In response to questions last Friday about Guilfoyle’s exit, the network issued a terse statement: “FOX News has parted ways with Kimberly Guilfoyle.” It declined to comment any further on her departure. Hours after HuffPost published its report that Guilfoyle’s departure was not voluntary, her attorneys from the law firm Clare Locke LLP sent a threatening legal notice to HuffPost and this reporter, [Yasher Ali] claiming the story was false and defamatory and that failure to retract it would constitute evidence of “actual malice.”
Oh, my. Guilfoyle went the way of the dinosaur because, like them, she couldn’t adapt to a changing climate.
Fox News was a hotbed of sexual harassment and retaliation under [Roger] Ailes but executives at Fox News have worked over the past two years to improve the workplace culture and institute major changes in large part due to potential legal liabilities and regulatory concerns in the U.S. and U.K. Guilfoyle, according to several sources, failed to adapt to the new culture and still operated as if she were working under Ailes.
With Ailes, O’Reilly and Bolling gone, Guilfoyle apparently found herself increasingly isolated and now she’s gone as well. She used to ask people at Fox if they were on “Team Roger” or “Team Gretchen,” while actively campaigning at Fox to get support within the company for the disgraced Ailes. Looks like she bet on the wrong horse and that tells you everything you need to know about her.