Eleven current and former employees of Fox News sue the network for racial discrimination. Fred Katayama reports.
Eleven current and former Fox News employees are suing the TV network for racial discrimination. They say they were demeaned, humiliated, paid less than white coworkers, and passed over for promotions. News anchor Kelly Wright: (SOUNDBITE) (English) FOX NEWS ANCHOR, KELLY WRIGHT, SAYING: "I want to make it possible for whoever fills my shoes that in the next generation to never go through this. That also means that I should not have some sort of glass ceiling placed over me. It also means that management should not place an umbrella or a lid over my career or the career of anyone to marginalize us in our development and not extend to us the opportunity to grow, simply based on the color of our skin." A Fox News spokesperson said in a statement that the network denies the claims and "will vigorously defend these cases." The racial discrimination allegations come a week after Fox News's parent Twenty-First Century Fox severed ties with its biggest star, Bill O'Reilly, over unrelated sexual harassment complaints. Last year, the network's chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes, resigned after similar sexual harassment allegations from former anchor Gretchen Carlson. That lawsuit was settled for $20 million.