Fox Sports executive fired amid sexual harassment probe

Jamie Horowitz Fired at Fox Sports Amid Harassment Probe

Fox Sports now has a deal for the UFC to be featured four times a year on the Fox broadcast network and several more times on FS1 and FS2, which includes live fight events, pre- and post-fight coverage, UFC Tonight, The Ultimate Fighter, and more. A Fox web page on Horowitz had been taken down on Monday.

The bio noted: "He and his wife Kara reside in Los Angeles with their three boys Jake, Will, and Cooper".

In a memo sent to staffers last week, Horowitz announced "a plan to put the editorial strength and technical infrastructure of Fox Sports fully behind digital video".

Horowitz has hired attorney Patricia Glaser to represent him, according to reports.

Glaser said that Horowitz "performed in an exemplary fashion". Many local markets will let the ratings dominant male anchor work until he is 100 and falling apart at the desk, but women have to look young, or else they are replaced by co-anchors who are younger.

To be clear, SI.com has not reviewed Horowitz's contract. The email also hinted at Horowitz's behavior being behind the move.

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Exactly one week after Fox Sports laid off about 20 writers and editors to focus on a video-based internet model, the architect of that vision is out. It appears that Horowitz was sacked within a few days, including weekend days, after being notified of the allegations.

"The way Jamie has been treated by Fox is appalling".

Roger Ailes, the controversial head of Fox News, was forced out shortly after Gretchen Carlson, a popular on-air personality, went public with her allegations, filing a lawsuit in New Jersey.

In April, the New York Times reported Bill O'Reilly and the network paid $13 million in total to five women who worked with the Fox News host or appeared on his show "O'Reilly Factor", and alleged sexual harassment against him. She said at the time he never invite her back on the show after she declined to visit his hotel room. Certainly, Horowitz made business decisions that had an adverse effect on the lives of many employees who lost jobs.

There is no doubt that Glaser will be closely watching statements made by Fox executives about her client. If it changes course, it will do so with a dearth of editorial talent.

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