Fox News has moved to fire the associate producer of The O'Reilly Factor
, Andrea Mackris, who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly on October 13th. She has been served with termination papers.
NY Daily News
Andrea Mackris, 33, said she was served legal papers about her termination by a man lying in wait for her at her Manhattan apartment building.
The documents said Fox had asked a judge to let the TV station dump her from a $93,200-a-year job as associate producer on "The O'Reilly Factor" - and to rule that the firing was not in retaliation for her accusations about the show's host.
"I was walking into my apartment and there was a man hiding inside my building," Mackris told CNN's Anderson Cooper last night.
"I don't have a doorman. He had somehow got into my building and he was hiding behind my stairwell. He said, 'Oh, you're her.' He hit me in the chest with the papers and said, 'You're served.'"
"They're threatening me. They're frightening me," Mackris said. "Yes, I'm rattled, but I'm really strong."
Mackris' lawyer Benedict Morelli also was served with the papers.
He said, "They want the right to fire my client and for a court to find that firing nondiscriminatory.
"They will never get that right. They sued their own employee. Have you ever heard of anyone suing their own employee? Can you believe that?
"It'll be considered next week, but there is no way I'll let it happen."
O'Reilly also filed a lawsuit before Mackris claiming she was "attempting to extort $60 million". See my entry "Bill O'Reilly Being Sued For Sexual Harassment
" for further information and some transcripts on what Mackris claims O'Reilly said to her.
H/T Deans World