It is Thursday, January 4, 2018, and this is The Daily Caller Newsroom.
MSNBC confirmed to The Daily Caller shortly before Christmas that the network made a payment to an assistant producer on “Hardball” after she accused Matthews of sexual harassment. The network referred to the payment as “separation-related” and said that Matthews received a formal reprimand.
Two former NBC producers who were at the network when the payment was made are now telling TheDC’s Amber Athey that the woman disappeared from the network “overnight” after she complained. One producer said the woman challenged Matthews’ harassment and accused Matthews of taking retribution against her for doing so. (RELATED: NBC Made Payment To Staffer After Sexual Harassment Claim Against Chris Matthews)
Six sources who spoke to TheDC say Chris Matthews has continued to run a brazenly sexist and verbally abusive news operation despite receiving the “reprimand.” The abuse was apparently so bad that some former employees joked about having “battered wife syndrome.” (RELATED: Sources: Chris Matthews Runs An Abusive Work Environment)