Fox News Anchor Caught Up In ‘Gay’ Scandal
This seems like a much ado over nothing.
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“Why hasn’t Shepard Smith come out yet?” asks the left-leaning website Gawker.
Gawker claims the popular Fox News anchor was “silenced and punished” after approaching CEO Roger Ailes last summer about going public about his homosexuality.
But now Ailes and Smith are firing back, calling the story “100 percent false and a complete fabrication.”
“As colleagues and close friends at Fox News for 18 years, our relationship has always been rooted in a mutual respect, deep admiration, loyalty, trust, and full support both professionally and personally,” they wrote in a joint statement.
The Gawker story claims Smith approached Ailes and his Fox News colleagues about coming out of the closet after bringing his boyfriend, a 26-year-old Fox producer named Gio Graziano, to a small company picnic at Ailes’ home in 2013.
“It’s time,” Smith purportedly said.
Ailes told Smith he could not come out because the network’s conservative audience would not tolerate a “gay” anchor, claims Gawker.