The bitter, protracted war between Fox News and former Fox presenter Kimberly Guilfoyle has taken a very public detour to the strangely familiar territory of the conservative media corporation: hotly contested allegations.
On Friday, HuffPost reported that Guilfoyle's departure for Fox News began after an internal investigation into her behavior that began last year, which included charges that "she personally showed (and identified) genitalia's personal photos of male genitalia Sexual issues at work discussed emotionally abusive behavior towards hair and make-up artists and support staff. "
Guilfoyles' legal representation told the news agency that" the allegations that Kimberly committed inappropriate workplace behavior are clearly unfounded and unsubstantiated interested employees. "
On the Question of" Personal Photographs of Male Genitalia "Sources familiar with the ongoing drama have offered their version of this particular, attention-grabbing detail. A Fox News contributor claimed that "thick images are not what's hinted at"
Several sources familiar with the situation insist that Guilfoyle take photos of male genitalia from at least one person she calls a "stalker." , has sent. "They alerted Fox staff and security for the photos, as a record for messages that could be perceived as threats or harassment."
As the Daily Beast reported earlier this week, Guilfoyle's enemies had led a covert and hostile whispering campaign at Fox News against them.
One person close to the situation said, "Fox News has actually stepped in."
"The same twists Fox used with Kimberly Guilfoyle in the separation agreement appear word for word in that Article in HuffPost
Knowledgeable sources and Fox insiders warned The Daily Beast of a "file" and "Oppo" about Guilfoyles' workplace behavior that Fox News Brass had kept over the years and potentially prepared for weapons These warnings began shortly after the network's notoriously unscrupulous PR and communications business hit them with a pas siv-aggressive single-line statement that was easy to read, hit the streets: "Fox News has parted ways with Kimberly Guilfoyle."
In a statement to The Daily Beast earlier this week, a few days before the end The HuffPost story, Fox News spokeswoman Irena Briganti, a former Roger Ailes lieutenant, said: "Fox News has in no way said anything about Kimberly's statement of the network [last] Friday. Everything else is absolutely wrong, almost vicious and slanderous.
Fox News late Friday declined to comment on this story.
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The e-mails reviewed and verified by The Daily Beast have shown that Fox News has in the past written secret negative stories in the press that were intended as a public, fingerprint-free retaliation to host some of their own on-air talent, such as hosts Bill O & # 39; Reilly and Stuart Varney – the latter of whom is still working at Fox.
Guilfoyle, who is now Vice President of the Trump-Boeing America's First Action Super PAC, Over the years, she has made her share of enemies in the Fox Building, and they are aggressively seeping against her.
John Singer, Kimberly Guilfoyle's employment consultant, said, "All allegations that Kimberly is involved in inappropriate workplace behavior are clearly unfounded and maligned by disgruntled and self-serving employees." Kimberly was very popular during her long and solemn tenure, respecting and supporting everyone she has ever met, it is utterly absurd that there are those who turn nefarious and greedy innocent conversations among close friends into much more than was actually for financial gain. "Kimberly is happy with the next one And hopes that others will do the same. "
Lydia Polgreen of The Huffington Post told The Daily Beast on Friday that" we stand by our coverage. "
A source known with the situation added that "the big question is, will DTJ turn against Fox News, can it really afford it, or will both Fox News and Kim just give it" false news "?
– With additional coverage by Maxwell Tani