Remember when FTVLive reported that Beckel went missing 2 years ago? He ended up leaving and resurfaced on CNN later that year. That didn't work out so, Fox welcomed him back in January.
Now, he's out again, and this time, apparently for good. Fox issued this statement: "Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee".
The attorney who represents several current and former Fox staffers in multiple employment related complaints, Douglas Wigdor, sent out this statement:
"Mr. Beckel stormed out of his office when our client, a Black IT employee came to service his computer, telling our client that he was leaving his office because he is Black. To make matters worse, after our client lodged a complaint about Mr. Beckel's racist behavior, Mr. Beckel, in front of Chief Human Resource Officer Kevin Lord, attempted to intimidate our client and persuade him to withdraw his complaint."
Fox News responded with their statement:
“As Mr. Wigdor knows, Fox News made the decision to terminate Mr. Beckel after a prompt and thorough investigation. His client raised the complaint to Kevin Lord, EVP Human Resources, on Tuesday evening via email and within 7 minutes Mr. Lord responded and began the investigation. Today, Fox News delivered that message to Mr. Beckel and facilitated an apology from Mr. Beckel to the employee minutes after he was terminated. No one tried to persuade Mr. Wigdor’s client to withdraw his complaint.”
Who wants to open a line in Vegas on who's next?