Jamie Horowitz, who has run programming at Fox Sports since May 2015, has been fired from the network amid an internal investigation of sexual harassment claims.
The executive has hired powerhouse litigator Patty Glaser to represent him, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. On Monday, his executive page had already been made inaccessible on the Fox Sports website.
“I regret to inform you that Jamie Horowitz, President of National Networks for Fox Sports, will be leaving Fox Sports effective immediately. We realize this news may come as a surprise for many of you, but we are confident in this decision,” read a memo from Eric Shanks, president, chief operating officer of Fox Sports.
Shanks also added in the memo: “Everyone at Fox Sports, no matter what role we play, or what business, function or show we contribute to — should act with respect and adhere to professional conduct at all times. These values are non-negotiable.”
Horowitz’s attorney Patty Glaser responded in a statement: “The way Jamie has been treated by Fox is appalling. At no point in his tenure was there any mention by his superiors or human resources of any misconduct or an inability to adhere to professional conduct. Jamie was hired by Fox to do a job, a job that until today he has performed in exemplary fashion. Any slanderous accusations to the contrary will be vigorously defended.”
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter, Erik Hayden