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Charles Payne Responds to Sexual Harassment Claim: ‘That is an Ugly Lie I Vehemently Deny’

Fox Business anchor Charles Payne took to Twitter Friday morning to respond to explosive allegations of sexual harassment recently leveled against him.

Payne, once a ubiquitous presence on the network, was suspended yesterday after charges he engaged in an extramarital affair with a frequent Fox analyst and that her TV appearances dried up after the affair ended.

The analyst in question is Scottie Nell Hughes, the Huffington Post reported.

In a three-part tweetstorm, Payne refuted the charge and slammed the original report for not including his statement of denial.

It goes without saying that sexual harassment charges have become an ongoing problem with Fox News and have led to the ouster of far more significant figures than Payne. Some recent casualties have included former CEO Roger Ailes and ratings kingpin Bill O’Reilly.

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