Charles Payne - FOX News' sole African-American male host - is being accused of RAPING a blonde correspondent for the network.
Scottie Nell Hughes, a political commentator who often appeared on cable news channels, including Fox News, filed a lawsuit against 21st Century Fox, Fox News and Charles Payne claiming that Fox Business host Payne raped her in 2013. Scottie also claims that the network retaliated against her after she came forward with her claims earlier this year. The charges listed are gender-motivated violence, gender discrimination, retaliation and defamation.
"We intend to aggressively litigate Ms. Hughes’s claims and hold Fox accountable to the fullest extent under the law," said Doug Wigdor, Hughes' attorney, in a statement. Wigdor represents many plaintiffs involved in lawsuits against Fox News.
FOX appears to be taking Charles' side SO FAR. Charles is the host of Fox Business Network's Making Money and has been at the network since it launched in 2007. He returned to air earlier this month after the network had suspended and investigated him following Hughes' original claims in late June.