Laurence Fox has been formally suspended by GB News and taken off air immediately following comments he made on air about a female journalist which have been described as “unacceptable, unjustifiable and indefensible”.
Speaking on Tuesday night during an appearance on Dan Wootton’s show, Fox made a series of remarks about Ava Evans, the political correspondent for online news site Joe, including asking: “Who would want to shag that?”
On Wednesday morning GB News said in a statement: “GB News has formally suspended Laurence Fox while we continue our investigation into comments he made on the channel last night.
GB News host Dan Wootton has apologised for a “very unfortunate lapse in judgment” after Laurence Fox made a series of “unacceptable” comments about a female journalist on his show.
Since the apology and the announcement of Fox’s suspension, Fox has not been keeping quiet over at X, first he started by showing WhatsApp messages showing him telling the show what he was going to say, which they seemingly had no issue with
He then went even further:
GB News said it has launched an investigation, branding Fox’s comments “totally unacceptable”, and adding: “What he said does not reflect our values and we apologise unreservedly for the comments and the offence they have caused.”
Ms Evans, a former producer at LBC, shared a clip of the comments on social media site X, formerly known as Twitter, with the caption: “Laurence Fox just did a whole speech on GB News on why men apparently won’t shag me?” which has been viewed more than five million times as of Wednesday morning.
In a follow-up tweet to her nearly 100,000 followers she added that the footage made her feel “physically sick”.
We’ll keep you updated as the story develops…
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