Fox News to Pay $225K in Sexual Harassment Settlement

August 1, 2006 ( - Fox News reached a settlement with four women who claimed a vice president sexually harassed them.

The settlement will require Fox News to pay $225,000 to the four women, according to the Associated Press. The company is also required to provide training and revise its policies to prevent future discrimination and retaliation.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued in November, claiming Fox News discriminated against female employees at its New York headquarters and subjected them to sexual harassment and a hostile work environment, according to the AP. The male vice president routinely used obscenities and vulgarities with female employees, using offending words that were not used with male employees, the suit said.

The EEOC suit claimed that the women suffered emotional pain, embarrassment and humiliation.

In a statement, Fox News denied any wrongdoing, the AP reports.