Last week, Fox News host — and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. — Kimberly Guilfoyle left the network for a job at a pro-Trump political action committee. According to a new report in HuffPost, her exit was prompted by multiple allegations of inappropriate behavior and sexual misconduct filed against her.
Sources said that Guilfoyle’s actions included the following:
Showing personal photographs of male genitalia to colleagues (and identifying whose genitals they were), regularly discussing sexual matters at work and engaging in emotionally abusive behavior toward hair and makeup artists and support staff.
Her lawyer called the claims “unequivocally baseless” and said they were “made by disgruntled and self-interested employees.”
Sources also said that HR had been investigating her since last year and that she had previously received a “stern warning” about her behavior.
This comes only a few years after several women came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against then-Fox News CEO, the late Roger Ailes. HuffPost points out that Guilfoyle was fiercely loyal to Ailes during that time.
Update 6:15pm: Guilfoyle’s attorney forwarded the following statement: “Any accusations of Kimberly engaging in inappropriate work-place conduct are unequivocally baseless and have been viciously made by disgruntled and self-interested employees. During her lengthy and decorated tenure with the company, Kimberly was beloved, well-respected, and supportive of anyone she ever met. It’s utterly preposterous that there are those who are nefariously and greedily twisting innocent conversations amongst close friends into much more than what it actually was for financial gain. Kimberly has happily moved onto the next chapter of her life and hopes others will do the same.”