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Popular Fox News Judge Andrew Napolitano, a legal contributor, was fired following allegations of sexual harassment against young men at the network.
Napolitano appeared more than 14,500 times on air, a record for any on-air personality at Fox News.
27-year-old John Fawcett, who worked as an associate producer at Fox News, filed a legal complaint against Napolitano.
The court documents allege Napolitano “sexually harassed numerous young male employees during his tenure at Fox News.”
Fawcett also says he reported Napolitano’s misconduct to Fox News’ human resources department, but the network did not take any action.
Upon learning of the allegations, Fox News said it “immediately investigated the claims and addressed the matter with both parties.”
Napolitano has not appeared on air at Fox News since the legal complaint.
Fox News released a statement that explained: “The network and Judge Napolitano have since parted ways.”
“We take all allegations of misconduct seriously, are committed to providing a safe, transparent, and collaborative workplace environment for all our employees and took immediate, appropriate action,” Fox News said.
In total, two lawsuit were filed by different men who accused former Fox News personality of sexual assault.
Napolitano has filed a libel suit against one of his accusers.
Born in New Jersey, Napolitano served as a New Jersey Superior Court judge from 1987 to 1995.
He is a syndicated columnist whose work appears in numerous publications, including The Washington Times and Reason.
Napolitano has served as a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School and has written nine books.
Napolitano was at Fox News for 24 years.