Ex-Fox News Executive Accused of Sexual Assault Sues the Company


Tamara Holder, a former contributor to Fox News, accused Francisco Cortes of sexual assault.

Lyndon French for The New York Times

A former Fox News executive sued 21st Century Fox on Tuesday, accusing the company of making him a scapegoat in an effort to battle negative publicity about sexual misconduct.

Francisco Cortes, who was the vice president for Fox News Latino, was accused of sexual assault by Tamara N. Holder, a former Fox News contributor, who said he tried to force her to perform oral sex on him in his office in February 2015. She did not immediately pursue the matter with the police or with Fox. The New York Times reported in March that 21st Century Fox, Fox…

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