Fox News has fired contributor Kevin Jackson over his tweet referring to the women accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault as “lying skanks,” the network announced Thursday.
“Kevin Jackson has been terminated as a contributor. His comments on today’s hearings were reprehensible and do not reflect the values of FOX News,” a spokesperson for the network said in a statement.
Jackson, a radio personality and author, took to Twitter to make some widely criticized comments during Kavanaugh and his accuser’s testimonies before Congress on Thursday.
“Feminists are their own worst enemies, and enemy of women. Also, they want men to NEVER be believed. I’m not succumbing,” he wrote in one of the tweets. “TO HELL with the notion that women must be believed no matter what. Lying skanks is what these 3 women are, and we ALL know more #TeamKJ.”
In his other tweets, Jackson said “Leftist women are skanky for the most part” and accused Democrats of waging a “war on men.”
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, one of three women who have come forward publicly to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault, testified before Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that the Supreme Court nominee tried to rape her while he was drunk at a party in the early 1980s. Kavanaugh has categorically denied Ford’s allegation.
Another women, Deborah Ramirez, told The New Yorker on Sunday that Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face against her will while they were both drunk during their freshman year at Yale.