Fox Kept This Dirty Little Secret for Years

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Ed Henry has a checkered past, yet Fox News kept him around for years.

Not long ago Henry was sidelined, when it was discovered that the married Fox News host was hanging out with strippers.

In fact, Henry had a long term affair with a stripper. He met his mistress, (a 42-year-old Vegas stripper known as Natalia Lima) at a ‘gentleman’s club’ where she gave a $2,000 lap dance. And she had such great time that she later told friends “I’m just like Monica Lewinsky.”

Her real name is Natalie Albrandt. And typical lap dances in her club start at $20. The VIP experience, which I assume comes with a few “extras,” will cost you $500. There’s no telling what it takes to earn $2000 an hour in a VIP Skybox. But I’m willing to guess those dances get pretty raunchy. Especially if you’re in the Skybox with a Vegas stripper.

Ironically enough, Henry married his wife in Vegas. Apparently, he likes to play the odds. Because he married Shirley Hung in 2010. And he went on to have a ten-month affair filled with $2,000 dances and steamy hotel room sessions. All while covering Hillary’s campaign.

In 2016, the Daily Mail wrote:

Lima revealed her tryst with Henry – Fox New’s Chief White House Correspondent – in a salacious kiss-and-tell with In Touch magazine last week, prompting the 44-year-old to take time off work in a bid to mend his relationship with his wife, NPR’s Deputy Washington Editor, Shirley Hung, 46.

But while Lima was described in reports as a glamorous Las Vegas hostess and through friends claims to have met Henry five years ago during an innocent Twitter exchange, Daily Mail Online can reveal that in fact she is a long-time stripper and Henry was one of her clients.

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Once the affair was exposed, Henry took some time off. That’s quite the scandal for the chief White House Correspondent. Especially considering how the press treats Donald Trump. Reporters would crucify Trump if evidence proved he was stuffing benjamins in stripper g-strings!

But Henry got a little slap on the wrist. He just had to lay low for a bit. Eventually Fox News brought him back, and he was on good behavior. Fox News even featured Henry more when he gave part of his liver to a family member.

Apparently all that good will is gone, as Henry has been fired.

The official verdict says Henry was fired for complaints of sexual harassment, or “willful sexual misconduct.”

According to Newsday:

In the [internal] memo, the network said that “on Thursday, June 25, we received a complaint about [Henry] from a former employee’s attorney.”  Henry was suspended that day, according to the memo, signed by the network CEO Suzanne Scott and its president, Jay Wallace. “Based on investigative findings, Ed has been terminated,” effective immediately.

(…)

Smith addressed Henry’s dismissal on Wednesday’s broadcast, saying:  “A moment now for some news about the co-anchor of this program, Ed Henry. After a recent claim and investigation involving sexual misconduct in the workplace, Ed has been terminated from Fox News. In an internal memo to employees, FOX News Media CEO, Suzanne Scott, and President and Executive Editor, Jay Wallace, addressed this very serious issue in an effort to bring full transparency to it and emphasized that we will continue to strive to maintain a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees. Rotating anchors will be sitting in with me until a replacement is named.”

Probable Cause

Well I can say one thing; at least this time Fox had probable cause to cut ties with their news correspondent. One has to seriously wonder what took them so long. Especially if they fired Kevin Jackson for tweeting Christine Blasey-Ford is a skank, and Jackson was right in his assertion. From this vantage point, I would say that Henry got the “white privilege” treatment.

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