Fox Sports executive Jamie Horowitz was fired Monday due to accusations of sexual harassment, reports The New York Times.
The network has begun an investigation into Horowitz’s conduct. The Times only cites a source “familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly.”
In an email to Fox employees, President of Fox Sports Eric Shanks said, “Everyone at FOX sports, no matter what role we play, or what business, function or show we contribute to — should act with respect and adhere to professional conduct at all times.”
Horowitz has secured legal counsel in the form of Patricia Glaser. Glaser was recently listed as one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential Women Lawyers in Los Angeles.
“At no point in his [Horowitz’s] tenure was there any mention by his superiors or human resources of any misconduct, nor an inability to adhere to professional conduct,” Glaser released in a statement.
Horowitz began his career in 2006 with NBC Sports, before transitioning over to ESPN where he produced hit shows “First Take” and “Sports Nation.” He later moved on to running NBC’s “Today” but was terminated just three months into his contract before he had even officially begun work.
Fox Sports had no comment on the issue and The NYT cites a “source familiar with the matter” as saying there are no pending lawsuits, legal claims, or settlements against Horowitz.
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