Statement of NOW New York President Sonia Ossorio on Exit of Bill Shine
May 1, 2017 – New York, NY – The National Organization for Women has repeatedly called on the Board of Directors to fire Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, and Bill Shine, and to undertake a thorough audit of its practices to root out the systemic culture of sexual harassment that has flourished unchecked at the company for decades.
Sonia Ossorio, President of the National Organization for Women-New York says, “The 21st Century Fox Board of Directors is finally doing its job. It’s one thing to oust serial sexual harassers after they’re publicly exposed but it’s another to start holding the leaders that let it happen on their watch accountable. Bill Shine’s ouster is long overdue. We expect Fox to take a long hard look at the culture they’ve created and make real change. They may be called 21st Century Fox but they operate like it’s the 1960s.”
NOW New York advocates for the women and girls of New York, by working to defend reproductive rights, fight economic inequality, and end discrimination and violence against women. As the largest NOW chapter in the country, they play a key role in shaping both the local and national debate on the issues that impact women.