Many interesting facts are coming out of the Dominion v. Fox News case. This morning another one was unearthed and that is that Kimberly Guilfoyle was indeed let go from Fox News, as the New Yorker reported back in 2020, for behavior which led to charges of sexual harassment in the work place. The original cover story was that Guilfoyle left the network voluntarily so as to avoid an appearance of conflict of interests when she began dating Donald Trump, Jr. Not so, says Murdoch. East Bay Times:

Murdoch said in an email, sent in the wake of the 2020 election, that he had “insisted” Fox News fire Guilfoyle “for inappropriate behavior.” The 91-year-old executive also ripped into his once-popular Fox News host in other ways, according to the email, which was shared by Semafor media reporter Max Tani.

“Newsmax not good people!” Rupert wrote in the email. “Being advised by Don jr’s girlfriend Kimberley Strassel [he means Guilfoyle] who I insisted we fire for inappropriate behavior. Not one of our people will join her. Newsmax desperate for money. Scoured the world, so far without luck.”

Is he saying that Newsmax scoured the world for on-air talent, and with no luck? If that’s what he’s saying, I can’t say he’s wrong.

After her departure from Fox, Guilfoyle became a contributor to Newsmax. Along with One American News Network, Newsmax aggressively pushed false claims of voter fraud. In its lawsuit, Dominion alleges that Fox News hosts and executives harbored doubts about such claims but promoted them anyway because they worried about losing audience to Newsmax or OAN.

The idea that Murdoch wanted Guilfoyle gone adds weight to the New Yorker report, published a month before the 2020 election. The report suggested that Guilfoyle had to leave Fox News, where she had worked since the mid-2000s, because of sexual harassment allegations made by a former assistant. Before the New Yorker report, the popular explanation for Guilfoyle’s departure from Fox was that she wanted to avoid conflicts of interest posed by her new romance with Trump Jr.

Reporter Jane Mayer detailed allegations in a 42-page draft complaint, which said that Guilfoyle showed lewd photos of male genitalia to colleagues, regularly discussed sexual matters at work, urged the assistant “to submit to a Fox employee’s demands for sexual favors,” and exposed herself to the assistant while asking for a critique of her naked body.

The story furthermore described efforts by Guilfoyle to cover up the allegations, citing well-informed sources who said the network paid the former assistant up to $4 million to avoid a trial.

The trajectory of Guilfoyle’s life has been downward for quite some time. Or, maybe this is who she really is. Maybe hanging out at Mar-a-Lago is living her best life, not being a prosecutor or being married to Gavin Newsom. To each her own.

Newsom was interviewed recently by Business Insider and he said that Guilfoyle fell under the influence of Fox News. That’s an understatement. Guilfoyle lashed back and said that Newsom was the one who changed and became a radical leftist.

Thankfully, they didn’t have children together. If they had, the kids would have to form a therapy group with Kellyanne and George Conway’s kids.

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