A reporter at a prominent conservative media outlet who was recently booted from her job for tweeting a tweet about her alleged boss’ sexual assault allegations was fired on Monday after the network confirmed the dismissal.
The woman’s tweet, which had over 40,000 likes, was deleted Monday evening.
“Fox News fired me,” the tweet said.
“I just got fired.”
The news outlet that fired the reporter, Brianna Wu, said in a statement that she has been suspended from the network’s digital platforms “without pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation.”
Wu was a Fox News contributor and writer before becoming an editor.
Fox News has not yet commented on the matter.
Wu said that she was fired “after months of harassment and intimidation” from Fox News employees and the network.
Wu wrote on Twitter that she had been harassed and discriminated against “for years.”
Fox News also fired Brianna Hui, a reporter who tweeted a video of herself assaulting a Fox contributor.
The video, which Wu posted online on Saturday, has been viewed over 6 million times.
In a statement on Monday, Wu said the network did not fire her because of her tweet.
“In no way does the termination of BriannaHui’s employment reflect our values, nor is it related to her Twitter feed or the comments she made about the alleged abuse at the hands of Fox News,” the statement said.
The decision to fire Wu came less than a week after another Fox News reporter, Brit Hume, was fired for making sexist and offensive comments about a female Fox contributor, Megyn Kelly.
Hannity, a former host of the daytime talk show “The Kelly File,” was suspended in July after a video surfaced that showed him making derogatory comments about Kelly.
The network said at the time that it was investigating the video, and Hannity was fired from the program.
Fox has also had to contend with accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct.
Fox anchor Bill O’Reilly was ousted after being accused of assaulting a former employee, prompting widespread outrage and a boycott of Fox TV and a lawsuit from women who worked at the network and complained about O’Rreys behavior.
Fox also was embroiled in the downfall of anchor Gretchen Carlson, who was fired in March after a sexual harassment lawsuit was filed by several women who said she made inappropriate comments to them and their children.
In an earlier interview with The New York Times, Fox News chief Roger Ailes said he believed Carlson’s firing was a political move.
“There was no way this was about the business of her firing,” he said at a press conference.
It’s about her career.” “
This is about her reputation.
It’s about her career.”
The New Yorker reported on Tuesday that Fox News was looking to oust its former chief executive over the allegations.