Fox News announced Friday that they fired “The Five” co-host Bob Beckel for “insensitive remarks” and now lawyers representing the offended employee are offering the full story.
“Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” Fox originally said of the termination.
However, Attorneys Douglas H. Wigdor and Jeanne Christensen, who are representing the employee, are angry that the network chose not to share what they say is the full story, reports Law Newz.
“Mr. Beckel stormed out of his office when our client, a Black IT employee came to service his computer, telling our client that he was leaving his office because he is Black,” the attorneys said in a statement.
The lawyers also allege that when their client went to complain about the incident to Human Resource Officer Kevin Lord, Lord tried to intimidate him into silence.
Wigdor and Christensen say they “intend on holding 21st Century Fox accountable for these actions.”
Fox News, however, disputes that Love ever intimidated the employee.
“As Mr. Wigdor knows, Fox News made the decision to terminate Mr. Beckel after a prompt and thorough investigation,” they said. “His client raised the complaint to Kevin Lord, EVP Human Resources, on Tuesday evening via email and within 7 minutes Mr. Lord responded and began the investigation.”