Fox News has dismissed Bob Beckel, co-host of round-table talk show The Five.
In a one-sentence statement coming just a day after the death of Roger Ailes, the network's co-founder and longtime chairman and CEO, Fox News said, "Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee."
Beckel's exit marks yet another departure from 21st Century Fox's (FOXA) cable TV news network for reasons of workplace misconduct.
Ailes, who died on Thursday from complications related to head injuries sustained a week earlier, was forced out of Fox News in July amid sexual harassment allegations from numerous women. Star anchor Bill O'Reilly also was dismissed last month after The New York Times reported on April 1 that $13 million had been paid by O'Reilly and Fox News since 2004 to women in exchange for agreeing not to sue or talk publicly about the charges.
And then Fox News executive Bill Shine, who had taken over Ailes' programming chores, was dismissed on May 1. Shine, an Ailes protege, has been charged in lawsuits filed by former Fox news employees with willfully ignoring sexual harassment claims against both Ailes and O'Reilly.
Shine was viewed by some employees as a holdover who had to go if the network was to change the way it deals with sexual harassment. In a statement following Shine's departure, Fox News said it was committed to "a work environment built on the values of trust and respect."