UH OH! NBC Made Payment to Staffer After Chris Matthews Accused of Sexual Harassment
It looks like Barack Obama isn’t the only person who gives Chris Matthews a tingling sensation up his leg.
NBC confirmed Saturday through a spokesman the company made a payment to a Chris Matthews employee after she complained about sexual harassment.
Via Amber Athey of The Daily Caller:
Two sources familiar with the situation told The Daily Caller that Matthews paid $40,000 to settle with an assistant producer on his show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” in 1999 after she accused him of harassment. An NBC spokesperson contested that claim to the Caller, saying the company instead paid significantly less as part of a severance package.
The woman reportedly complained to CNBC executives that Chris Matthews would make inappropriate comments and jokes in front of fellow colleagues.
An MSNBC spokesman said Matthews’ comments were meant to be taken as jokes, not propositions; he was formally reprimanded, reported Athey.
The woman received a “separation-related” compensation:
NBC declined to comment on whether the employee left because of Matthews or whether this was the only claim in Matthews’ history at the company.
NBC was recently rocked with another high profile sexual harassment scandal after it was revealed in late November that Matt Lauer was fired for sexual misconduct.
Here we have another ‘pro-female’ liberal being accused of sexual harassment. SHOCKER.