A week ago, Jamie Horowitz gave FOX Sports writers their walking papers in a bold and drastic shift towards video content. On Monday, it was Horowitz who received the proverbial pink slip.
According to a report from the Los Angeles Times’ Meg James, Horowitz was fired Monday amidst a sexual harassment probe.
Per James’ report, the company has hired a law firm to conduct interviews with women who worked with Horowitz at FOX Sports to analyze his behavior.
Several women, including prominent on-air personalities, have already been interviewed about their treatment at Fox Sports, according to two people familiar with the investigation.
The news was delivered to Horowitz on Monday morning at his office in Los Angeles, according to the report. His attorney offered comment to the Los Angeles Times:
“The way Jamie has been treated by Fox is appalling,” said Horowitz’s attorney Patricia L. Glaser, per James’ report. “At no point in his tenure was there any mention by his superiors or human resources of any misconduct, or an inability to adhere to professional conduct. Jamie was hired by Fox to do a job that until today he was performing in exemplary fashion.
“Any slanderous accusations to the contrary will be vigorously defended.”
FOX Sports president Eric Shanks confirmed in an email to the staff that he will resume the programming and scheduling decisions at this time. There has been no word on any potential changes to strategy that could arise from this decision.