LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Carney Shegerian, founder of Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, recently issued a statement regarding the rape allegations against a host on the Fox Business Network. Scottie Nell Hughes, a political commentator, alleges that Charles Payne, the host of Fox Business Network's Making Money forced her to engage in sexual intercourse multiple times between 2013 and 2015.
"Ms. Hughes alleges that both Mr. Payne and Fox News retaliated against her after she came forward with her story," Shegerian says. "According to the lawsuit, Mr. Payne ended her on-air gig as a commentator, and Fox News leaked a story about the victim to a tabloid magazine."
"If these allegations are true, the actions taken by Mr. Payne and Fox News are reprehensible," Shegerian continues. "Not only did Ms. Hughes have to endure multiple sexual assaults, but she also had to sit back and watch as her reputation was dragged through the mud."
"This is one of many sexual harassment and assault lawsuits that has been filed against Fox News over the last year," Shegerian states. "This indicates that major changes still need to take place within the organization in order to protect employees' rights in the workplace."
Located in Santa Monica, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm specializing in protecting the rights of employees who have been wronged by their employers. Richly experienced in labor and employment law and possessing an unparalleled success record as litigators, Shegerian & Associates is passionately dedicated to serving the needs of its clients. For more information about the firm, visit www.ShegerianLaw.com.
Located in Los Angeles County, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm specializing in employment law and personal injury litigation. Shegerian & Associates is dedicated to serving the needs of its clients, and has won over 73 jury trials, including over 31 seven and eight figure verdicts. For more information, visit www.ShegerianLaw.com or www.GotFired.com
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