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Jennifer Eckhart Biography – Jennifer Eckhart Wiki
Jennifer Eckhart is an American television journalist, producer, radio personality, public speaker and advocate. She joined Fox News in January 2013 and is frequently featured on Fox programming, including Fox News Radio & Fox Nation. She also produces one of the top-rated business shows in America, “Countdown to the Closing Bell.”
Prior to joining Fox News, she was as a correspondent for ESPN Radio where she hosted the 2011 ESPN College Football Awards live from the red carpet. Jennifer also served as an Entertainment anchor for WUFT-TV, a PBS affiliate in Gainesville, Florida.
Jennifer received renowned recognition for her theatrical work on both the national and local level after winning the All-Star Cast selection at the Florida Theater Conference’s One-Act Play Festival for her performance in “Charlie Foster.”
Jennifer was also a film actress for Dolphin Entertainment, and appeared in numerous productions including “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “John Lennon and Me” and the musical “Footloose.” She was also bestowed the prestigious honor of performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and performed with the Florida Music Ambassadors on a European tour throughout seven countries.
Jennifer often serves as a featured keynote speaker and emcee at various social & charity events such as New York Fashion Week, The Lupus Foundation of America’s “Evening of Hope” gala, Unfair Advantage LIVE and “Night to Shine” sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications-News from the University of Florida’s top-ranked College of Journalism & Communications.
Jennifer Eckhart Ed Henry
On June 25, 2020, Ms. Eckhart, through counsel, put Fox News on notice that she retained legal counsel in connection with legal claims against Mr. Henry and Fox News.
Mr. Henry, approximately twice Ms. Eckhart’s age, preyed upon, manipulated and groomed Ms. Eckhart starting at the young age of 24, by exerting his abuse of power over her and her career. Mr. Henry not only leveraged this imbalance of power for control over his victim, Ms. Eckhart, but asked her to be his “sex slave” and his “little whore,” and threatened punishment and retaliation if Ms. Eckhart did not comply with his sexual demands.
Ms. Eckhart’s counsel described to Fox News, in graphic and specific detail, how Mr. Henry groomed, psychologically manipulated and coerced Ms. Eckhart into having a sexual relationship with him, and that, when she would not comply voluntarily, he sexually assaulted her on office property, and raped her at a hotel where Fox News frequently lodged its visiting employees, thereby facilitating, whether knowingly or unknowingly, Mr. Henry’s conduct.
Ms. Eckhart’s counsel also explained to Fox News, in graphic and specific detail, that Ms. Eckhart was violently raped while helpless and restrained in metal handcuffs, as Mr. Henry preformed sadistic acts on her without her consent that left her injured, bruised and battered with bloody wrists.
Prior to violently assaulting Ms. Eckhart, Mr. Henry took photos of Ms. Eckhart on his iPhone while laughing, as Ms. Eckhart pleaded with Mr. Henry to stop, and to remove the handcuffs, and to delete the naked pictures he took of her without her consent. Ms. Eckhart believes that Mr. Henry used those photos he took of her while naked, helpless and restrained in handcuffs as an intimidation tactic to silence her, and to be filed away and retained for purposes of blackmail that could destroy her career.
To be clear, Ms. Eckhart did not consent to any part of this violent, painful rape. The day after this rape, Ms. Eckhart told Mr. Henry in writing that he had physically injured her. Ms. Eckhart told him that she had sore wrists (they were actually bleeding), a mark on her buttocks, a broken nail and a bruise on her leg, among other injuries. Ms. Eckhart’s counsel shared this information with Fox News.
Ms. Eckhart’s counsel also shared with Fox News the existence of certain text messages that establish Mr. Henry’s delusions and prove his violence.
On July 1, 2020, Fox News disclosed to the public that it had terminated Mr. Henry based on the findings of an internal investigation, and purported to take credit for acting appropriately. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
In reality, Fox News knew that Mr. Henry had engaged in sexual misconduct as far back as early 2017. At that time, when Fox News was conducting a company-wide investigation into issues of sexual harassment, multiple women came forward to complain that Mr. Henry had engaged in sexually inappropriate conduct towards them. Upon information and belief, this was known to Fox News’ Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Kevin Lord (“Mr. Lord”), as well as Fox News President and Executive Editor, Jay Wallace (“Mr. Wallace”), and Fox Business Network President, Lauren Petterson (“Ms. Petterson”).
Mr. Henry was not terminated after Fox News learned of these complaints. Upon information and belief, he was not even disciplined. Adding insult to injury, these complaints followed mid-2016 revelations that Mr. Henry, who is married, had engaged in an affair with a Las Vegas stripper.
Fox News suspended Mr. Henry for approximately 4 months before he returned to work at Fox News as a correspondent. Fox News took no remedial action, and instead allowed Mr. Henry to continue working and co-anchor “Fox & Friends Weekend,” after which it rewarded him with a promotion to co-anchor of “America’s Newsroom.” Moreover, HarperCollins, an affiliate of Fox News, subsequently gave Mr. Henry a lucrative book deal. Fox News also rewarded Mr. Henry with a new streaming show on Fox Nation called, ‘Ed Henry’s Front Row Seat’ in which he wanted to interview sports stars.
Thus, to be clear, Mr. Henry was not terminated because he engaged in sexual misconduct – Fox News was willing to support and promote him knowing that he had engaged in sexual misconduct. Rather, Mr. Henry’s employment was terminated because Fox News realized that it was on the precipice of a public relations nightmare and wanted to get out ahead of this suit and be able to claim that it had done the right thing. It had not.
Moreover, Fox News’ press release announcing the termination of Mr. Henry was completely disingenuous, and intentionally downplayed the severity of the situation by characterizing Mr. Henry’s actions as merely “sexual misconduct.” Fox News was trying to avoid taking accountability for what actually happened; namely, that one of its most prominent on-air personalities – with a history of multiple sexual harassment complaints – sexually assaulted and raped Ms. Eckhart.
Finally, Fox News did not even notify Ms. Eckhart of the fact that it would be terminating Mr. Henry. Thus, she was left to learn of this decision from the media and Twitter. Fox News also sent an internal memo to thousands of Fox News employees about the decision without consulting with or notifying Ms. Eckhart. This conduct on the part of Fox News is abhorrent, and, of course, only served to greatly increase the trauma that Ms. Eckhart is experiencing as a result.
Accordingly, Ms. Eckhart brings this action seeking injunctive, declaratory and monetary relief against Fox News and Ed Henry for violations of federal sex trafficking laws, 18 U.S.C. § 1591, et seq., New York State Human Rights Law, N.Y. Exec. Law §§ 290, et seq. (“NYSHRL”), the New York City Human Rights Law, N.Y.C. Admin. Code §§ 8-101, et seq. (“NYCHRL”) and the Gender Motivated Violence Act, New York City Administrative Code §§ 8-901, et seq. (“GMVA”).
Jennifer Eckhart Age
Jennifer Eckhart’s age is unclear. She was born and raised in Miami, Florida.
Jennifer Eckhart Net Worth
Jennifer Eckhart’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Jennifer Eckhart Height
Jennifer Eckhart stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 m).
Jennifer Eckhart Husband
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Jennifer Eckhart Children
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Jennifer Eckhart Family
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