Fox Business Network anchor Charles Payne has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. A female analyst who had appeared on Fox News and CNN is alleging that she was blackballed from Fox after ending an affair with Payne, the Los Angeles Times reports. She also claims to have been coerced into a sexual relationship, and 20th Century Fox is investigating her allegations while other anchors fill in on Payne´s show "Making Money." HuffPost writer Yashar Ali reported that the woman in question was Scottie Nell Hughes, a pro-Trump commentator who also appeared frequently on CNN during the 2016
Comments: Sorry. No one is "coerced into a sexual relationship". It´s voluntary or it´s rape.
Charles is terrific and I hope this is all cleared up in his favor. I watch him frequently and can´t remember seeing this ´lady´ on there more than once. The smear machine is out for all conservatives and those are found on FNC/FBC only.
I remember her. She had short skirts and plunging necklines when she was on his show in another format. Talked a lot. I was never impressed. She didn´t have much original thought, but favored platitudes and today´s talking points.
Her book jacket ("Roar") has the following review: “America has its modern-day superwoman—Scottie Nell Hughes. As a mother of two she’s head chef, homework checker, and person in charge of fun. As a private citizen she’s the protector of the Constitution, main street, and freedom. A purveyor of grassroots passion in all forms of media from radio to television to the Internet, her distinctive voice rings loud and clear. Some might even say it ROARS. It should make us all sleep easier knowing that Scottie, armed with Christian values and unparalleled determination, is always fighting for truth, justice, and the American way.” —CHARLES PAYNE
Scottie Nell Hughes?!? Oh, come on. I am sorely disapproving of her behavior...if it happened, that she would do such a thing and then to cry coersion...honey, please. If you weren´t forcibly raped, there was no coersion you couldn´t say no to. And if it didn´t happen, double shame for lying.
As for Charles - he´s one of my favorites. I hope it isn´t true. I´d be disappointed in him.
FTA: The woman told her lawyer that she expected Payne to help her become a regular contributor. Sources tell the Los Angeles Times that when she broke off the affair, her appearances were cut back drastically.
They had an affair, which both admit. Sounds she was trying to sleep her way to becoming "a regular contributor." So where´s the sexual harassment?
....looks like Hughes is hoping for a Big Payoff! It seems to me she planned to Sleep Her Way to the Top! She throws herself at Payne, he catches. He is remorseful for betraying his family. Breaks away from Hughes and she seeks revenge! He11 has no Fury like a Woman Scorned!
Cha ching! This little scenario stinks, and the stench isn´t coming from Payne, not matter the level of poor judgement he may have exercised. She should come with a warning sign on her derriere... break it you´ve bought it.
Three years. Read her Wiki bio. This is a grownup woman, 37 years of age, educated and accomplished. She supposedly ended their “love affair” and is now accusing him of sexual harassment because Fox cut down her appearances there.
She is either not as smart as advertised or she has decided that she too should have a cut of the Fox Harassment Settlement Pie. Then she could spend more time with her kids.
I think Charles just might prevail on this one. Neither one is coming out well, but she is adding golddigger to her image.
My local talk radio station, WMAL 630 here in metro DC, had her on the Larry O´Connor show just last week. I do not like her: her voice, delivery, same old same talking points, etc. Apparently she is considering a run for Congress. hmmm
Crazy idea, but maybe people should get married before sleeping together... Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral" (Hebrews 13:4)... Are we allowed to quote the Bible here?
An article in the WFB, written by Crookston, based on a Huffpost report, posted here by "you know who" as part of her daily 4 AM dump, that would be a "twofer" by taking down Tea Party activist Scottie Nell and black conservative Charles Payne in one swoop? Really?
I´ll wait for some facts. I think too much of both of these "targets".
I hope it is not true. It sounds like she´s a gold digger.
To the above posters that wonder why this never happens to liberal news networks - I think most of the men over there are gay! CNN is like the old Little Rascals´ "He-Man Woman Haters´ Club" only the "She-Man Trump Haters´ Club".
Maybe second generation sons of founding entrepreneurs should be placed into cryogenic storage until successful brain cloning and transplantation sciences have been perfected! (Should it apply to daughters-in-law also??)
Depends on what they are using as a definition of coercion. Sometimes some predators will push buttons that leave a victim feeling like they have no other option. But when it comes to the business of television, I don´t buy it.
Sounds to me like she played the Hollywood game of sex for career advancement, and when she figured out she was being used, she retaliated. Just like all those women did to Cosby.
On the surface, this is consensual - though stupid - relationship. Endings have consequences, or so the victimology goes these days.
Payne has long been a favorite of mine and our portfolio has benefited greatly from his insight, decisive commentary and not BS assessments. He worked hard to get his seat at FBN. His personal decisions, if carried to consensual affair, disappoint, but do not take away from his knowledge.
SHE however, sounds like a full-on opportunist. Little late in the game to toss a tissue-thin claim of harassment. Like..."me,too!!! HE did it!" Oh, please.
Get a frickin´ backbone, women. I fought absolute sexual come-on frequently in my career - by using equipment not even used today - a tape recorder and a overhead announcement system that went out to everyone and kept permanent records of all overhead announcements. Then, the Dolly Parton - rooster to hen in 5 seconds if it happens again. It NEVER did.
Everyone wants to be a victim and *someone* must pay...find that *someone* no matter who you ruin. Gloria and daughter Lisa have made millions off the one-off media conference, never to be seen again with said "victim."
This country will not survive pink hats, victim-everything, all men are evil meme, and safe spaces. I suggest a permanent kindergarten "space" for this entire mindset. Get over yourselves. And don´t ever, ever pretend you can lead ANYTHING, not even your way out of the safe space pink paper bag you inhabit.
Aside - have you ever wondered why so many 20 something *adult* teachers are having sex with their students? They are the same emotional age and have no sense of being an adult vs child. Stunted growth. It comes from self-centered world we have lived in esp in last 15 yrs.
With the left, Dems & MSM (evils, all one in the same) hate for Fox the evils will plant females (whatever) into the Fox system to "take out the stars". The money the evils spend to cause harm to those they disagree is limitless. Soros would give $100,000s to a female to go inside Fox.
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