Here’s yet another claim that’s really iffy because the “victim” experienced “juvenile” and “inappropriate” comments from Matthews…If this is sexual harassment then 99.9% of men AND women have encountered this sort of behavior…We’re obviously not fans of Matthews but this is a ridiculous claim by a staffer not matter who it is…
REMEMBER WHEN MATTHEWS WAS CAUGHT ON A HOT MIC “OGLING” THE FIRST LADY:
PAYOUT TO ACCUSER:
An MSNBC spokesman confirmed Saturday the company made a separation-related payment to one of Chris Matthews employees after the woman complained about sexual harassment.
Matthews paid $40,000 to settle with an assistant producer on his show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” in 1999 after she accused him of harassment. An MSNBC spokesperson contested that claim to the Caller, saying the company instead paid significantly less as part of a severance package.
The woman complained to CNBC executives about Matthews making inappropriate comments and jokes about her while in the company of others.
The MSNBC spokesman said that they thoroughly reviewed the situation at the time and that Matthews received a formal reprimand. Based on people who were involved in matter, the network concluded that the comments were inappropriate and juvenile but were not intended to be taken as propositions.
The woman received separation-related compensation when she left MSNBC and has gone on to work in a number of high-profile media positions. NBC declined to comment on whether the employee left because of Matthews or whether this was the only claim in Matthews’ history at the company.
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