Fox News Reporter Was Ousted After Sexual Harassment Accusations (Report)

Chief Washington correspondent James Rosen exited cable news network in December

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Fox News reporter James Rosen was ousted last December after an investigation into his workplace behavior with women found multiple accusations of sexual harassment and assault, according to NPR.

The network’s chief Washington correspondent, Rosen left the network in December, but no explanation was given for his departure at the time. NPR’s David Folkenflik reported on Wednesday that it came after “increased scrutiny of his behavior at the network,” citing interviews with eight unnamed sources at Fox.

The accusations against Rosen include sending racy messages to his former co-workers, aggressively pursuing sexual relationships with colleagues, and groping or forcibly kissing female Fox News employees.

Folkenflik described three specific instances of inappropriate behavior by Rosen, citing employees who were told of the incidents by the victims. None of the women commented for the story — two declining and one who could not be reached — and all three remain unnamed in NPR’s report.

In one instance, Rosen is accused of groping a colleague in a cab in 2001, and subsequently sabotaging her career after she rebuffed his overture. Rosen is also accused of harassing a former producer and foreign national, and Fox News gave her a deal extending her stay in the U.S. in exchange for not making her story public, according to the report.

The most recent alleged incident dates back to last Spring, when Rosen attempted to forcibly kiss a young female colleague in an elevator.

Fox News did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.