More details are emerging about current Don Jr. paramour and former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle’s departure from the network, and unsurprisingly, it turns out that she was a real piece of work!
Multiple sources have told the Huffington Post that before leaving Fox News earlier this week, Guilfoyle had been the subject of an internal misconduct investigation over inappropriate workplace behavior that included, among other things, flashing dick pics to her coworkers, terrorizing her assistant with details of her sex life, and abusing the hair and makeup staff at the network. Sounds pretty par for the course at Fox News!
Per the report:
Six sources said Guilfoyle’s behavior included 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.
For many years, Guilfoyle was close to her Fox News colleague Eric Bolling, who was pushed out of the network after HuffPost reported that he sent unsolicited lewd photos to female colleagues. They shared a young female assistant who, according to three sources, was deeply unhappy at work and was desperate to get out from under what she described to sources as Guilfoyle’s emotionally abusive behavior and attempts to involve her in her personal sexual matters by regularly sharing details about her sex life. “[Guilfoyle’s assistant] was desperate to get away from Kimberly, she kept on trying to find a way to get a new job or get reassigned within the network,” a source who had spoken to the assistant told HuffPost.
Guilfoyle also regularly railed against other women at the network, according to several sources. She regularly criticized Judge Jeanine Pirro for being too old to be on television, and tried to rally other women at the network to support Roger Ailes after former Fox & Friends host Gretchen Carlson sued Ailes for sexual harassment. How pleasant.
Guilfoyle received a “stern warning” over her behavior from the human resources department last fall, and was given a deadline of July of this year to leave the network. (Guilfoyle’s attorney denied all allegations to the Huffington Post.) It takes a lot for someone’s behavior to be too much even for Fox News to stomach. Congrats, Kimberly!
Update, 6:06 p.m. ET: Guilfoyle’s attorney, John Singer, strongly denied the allegations laid out in the HuffPost in a statement to our colleagues at Splinter:
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.