Chris Matthews, MSNBC’s most prominent kook leftist, paid off a woman who claimed Matthews sexually harassed her.
An MSNBC spokesman confirmed Saturday the company made a separation-related payment to one of Chris Matthews employees after the woman complained about sexual harassment.
Two sources claimed Matthews paid $40,000 to settle with an assistant producer on his show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” in 1999 after she accused him of harassment. An MSNBC spokesperson contested that claim to the Caller, saying the company instead paid significantly less as part of a severance package.
The woman complained to CNBC executives about Matthews making inappropriate comments and jokes about her while in the company of others.
Wow, I never thought Matthews had it in him; and by that, I mean I thought he was either gay or too drunk to make a legitimate pass at a woman. Don’t worry, though; MSNBC takes a hard line against sexual harassment in the workplace…
The MSNBC spokesman said that they thoroughly reviewed the situation at the time and that Matthews received a formal reprimand.
A formal reprimand? Wow, it must be like working during the Spanish Inquisition, amirite?