October 20, 2020

A sexual harassment allegation against Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trumps campaign fundraiser, reportedly led to her Fox News ouster and a $4 million out-of-court settlement

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  • Kimberly Guilfoyle, President Donald Trump’s top fundraiser, is accused of sexually harassing her personal assistant at Fox News.
  • In a report for The New Yorker, journalist Jane Mayer reveals that Guilfoyle’s former assistant filed a 42-page complaint against her, resulting in an out-of-court settlement that sources valued at over $4 million.
  • According to The New Yorker’s description of the complaint, Guilfoyle subjected her assistant “to degrading, abusive, and sexually inappropriate behavior.”
  • Guilfoyle, who denies the charges, left Fox News in July 2018.
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President Donald Trump’s top campaign fundraiser, Kimberly Guilfoyle, is accused of sexually harassing her former personal assistant at Fox News, resulting in her departure from the media outlet and an out-of-court settlement of more than $4 million, according to a story published Thursday by The New Yorker.

Guilfoyle, who is dating the president’s son, Donald Jr., subjected her assistant “to degrading, abusive, and sexually inappropriate behavior,” according to The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, who obtained a 42-page complaint leveled against the former Fox News television personality that reportedly led to her ouster from the network.

In particular, the story, based on the complaint and interviews with current and former Fox News employees, alleges that Guilfoyle forced her assistant to view photographs of male genitalia and required her to sleep over at her home, where she often “displayed herself naked.”

Guilfoyle, who left the network in 2018, denies the charges. She now heads the Trump Victory Finance Committee.

According to Mayer, however, numerous employees alleged similar behavior. Indeed, “Guilfoyle’s graphic sexual talk so upset hair-and-makeup artists at Fox that they lodged an internal complaint, triggering an investigation by the company,” Mayer reported.

Guilfoyle’s personal assistant also reportedly alleged that she was offered money to keep quiet — and was threatened with personal attacks if she did not.

“In fact, as I reported this story, associates of Guilfoyle’s contacted me,” Mayer wrote, “offering personal details about the assistant, evidently in hopes of damaging her credibility and leading me to publish this report.”

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