‘Making Money’ host Charles Payne suspended from Fox Business Network after harassment allegations
“Making Money” host Charles Payne was suspended from Fox Business Network, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday.
The spokeswoman said Payne had been “suspended pending further investigation” and rotating sub-hosts would fill in on the Twenty-First Century Fox-owned cable network .
Payne did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Media reports from BuzzFeed and Variety surfaced earlier on Thursday attributing the suspension to allegations of harassment. //bit.ly/2sSwgaH
The company did not immediately confirm whether Payne was suspended over the allegations.
Fox’s spokeswoman said in a statement: “We take issues of this nature extremely seriously and have a zero tolerance policy for any professional misconduct. This matter is being thoroughly investigated and we are taking all of the appropriate steps to reach a resolution in a timely manner.”
In June, Payne signed a multi-year contract to continue as host of “Making Money.”
(Reporting by Shalini Nagarajan and Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru and Jessica Toonkel in New York; Editing by Peter Cooney)