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Report: Joy Reid Threatened Coworkers With Violence

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MSNBC’s Joy Reid allegedly threatened her former colleagues at a radio station with physical violence, according to a Fox News report published Thursday.

Andre Eggelletion, Reid’s co- host on “Wake Up South Florida, told Fox News, “It was a very unhealthy work environment because of her attitude.”

“She attacked me on a constant basis while I was there,” he said. “I was even once threatened with physical violence during a break with her.”

Eggelletion was in charge of assigning Reid to cover news items and when she took issue with an assignment, conflict ensued.

“There was a dispute over it and I told her, ‘Go ahead and call the manager,’” he said.

Reid allegedly replied, “If you ever speak to me like that again I’m coming over there and it’s gonna be me and you.”

Lee Michaels, the national program director for Syndication One, validated Eggelletion’s story. He said of the incident, “It absolutely happened — 100 percent.”

The radio station was adamant about mediating between the two, but Reid continued her aggressive tone, allegedly stating, “Y’all want me to be his friend. I don’t want to be his mother——g friend.”

This is not the first time the MSNBC anchor has been under fire. Reid has been fending off the recent discovery of old blog posts that appear to espouse anti-Semitic and homophobic views. (RELATED: ‘FANTASY’ — Joy Reid Promoted Conspiracy Theories That Would Make Alex Jones Blush)

One old blog post of Reid’s promoted a 9/11 conspiracy theory documentary. Reid wrote, “Has it been resolved to most people’s satisfaction that the Bush administration had nothing to do with 9/11? (I think the answer here is clearly, no.)”

On top of her conspiracy theories about 9/11, Reid also blogged about Sen. Orrin Hatch performing oral sex on Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and questioned the sexuality of former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.

Reid defended herself from the allegations that she was responsible and released a statement claiming the blog was hacked, but was unable to provide any evidence to back up her claims. (RELATED: Joy Reid’s Hacking Story Filled With Holes)