NOW New York Calls on 21st Century Fox Board of Directors to End Rampant Culture of Sexual Harassment

Press Releases / April 20, 2017

O’Reilly’s Out But It’s Not Over 

April 20, 2017 — New York, NY — The National Organization for Women New York (NOW New York) protested Fox today calling on the 21st Century Fox Board of Directors to commit to a long-term solution that will end the systemic culture that has protected harassers and enabled rampant abuse and harassment for more than a decade.

The protest was targeted specifically at the 21st Century Fox Board of Directors who are scheduled to have a meeting Thursday. NOW New York sent an open letter to the board yesterday demanding a genuine zero tolerance policy be put in place and vowing to keep the pressure on.

NOW New York President Sonia Ossorio said in a statement today: “Making a plan to create create a workplace where sexual harassment is not tolerated should be at the top of the agenda for today’s 21st Century Fox board of directors meeting. Knowing Bill O’Reilly will never be able to walk through Fox News’ door and sexually harass a Fox employee is a relief, but the board doesn’t deserve a gold star for firing a sexual harasser they’ve protected for years. Sexual harassment shouldn’t be a line item in the budget, but real reform should be.”

NOW New York President Sonia Ossorio (center) leads protest calling on 21st Century Fox Board of Directors (pictured on posters) to end sexual harassment at Fox. 

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.