S.E. Cupp Bashes ESPN Over Ex-Employee’s Harassment Suit: ‘Toxic Frat-Boy Environment’
On Monday, Adrienne Lawrence — former on-air talent at ESPN — sued the network, alleging sexual misconduct against a number of its employees. She claims the company is “rife with misogyny.”
S.E. Cupp agrees. And Wednesday on Unfiltered, she blasted the cable sports behemoth over what she called a “toxic frat-boy environment” which has lasted decades.
“It’s clear the Worldwide Leader in Sports has a systemic problem respecting women in the workplace,” Cupp said. She added, “You know Me Too is going on, right? It’s affecting every industry. How do you not see this coming and get ahead of it?”
Cupp then noted the recent ESPN appearances of ex-SportsCenter anchor Keith Olbermann, which some believe are a prelude to a possible third stint at the network. Olbermann once said of Cupp, “On so many levels she’s a perfect demonstration of the necessity of the work Planned Parenthood does” — a remark for which he later apologized.
The Unfiltered host referenced Olbermann’s remark about her, as well as similar comments he made about Michelle Malkin and Suzy Kolber. Calling Olbermann the “world’s biggest misogynist,” Cupp blasted ESPN for renewing its ties with the ex-SportsCenter host.
“That’s not the guy you hire if you have a woman problem,” Cupp said.
Watch above, via HLN.
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