Reporter hits Fox News with another lawsuit

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Reporter Diana Falzone hit Fox News with another lawsuit Monday, alleging discrimination based on gender and disability. 

In January, Falzone, who works at the network, wrote about her infertility due to endometriosis, a condition in which uterine-lining tissue grow outside of the uterus. Her suit claims that revelation “detracted from her sex appeal and made her less desirable” in the eyes of Fox executives, who ordered her off the air. 

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Diana Falzone attends Rolling Stone’s “Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?” cover reveal party at the Empire Hotel Rooftop on August 3, 2011 in New York City.

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“CBS This Morning” asked Fox News to comment on Falzone’s lawsuit but did not get a response. 

The suit comes amid a series of legal troubles and shifts at the network as it deals with scandals over alleged harassment and discrimination.

Bill Shine, who became co-president less than a year ago, resigned on Monday. He was the right-hand man to Roger Ailes, the Fox chairman forced out in July amid sexual harassment allegations. 

Less than two weeks ago, Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox (FOX) announced that longtime Fox News host Bill O’Reilly will not return to the network following renewed scrutiny over allegations of sexual harassment.

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Source: CBS News – United States

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