Malcom Maddox is a former TV anchor at WXYZ, who was accused of forcing a feminine journalist to look at pornography and asking if he might urinate on her.
Tara Edwards is sued the tv station for $100 million over claims that Channel 7 morning information anchor Malcolm sexually harassed her over a variety of years. Her lawsuit said that Malcolm falsely claimed that was having an affair with Tara who he mentioned would carry out “deviant intercourse acts”. Malcolm was mentioned to have even instructed coworkers he is likely to be the daddy of her unborn little one.
Malcolm additionally “repeatedly proposed”, sending Tara photos of his personal genitals in order that she might “decide it on a scale of 1 to 10”. He was additionally alleged to have tricked her into taking a look at a photograph of his personal genital after he instructed her to take a look at a “work electronic mail” on his mobile phone.
Tara instructed him his actions “repulsed” her, based on the go well with. She denied having any relationship with the anchor and mentioned he would relentlessly harass her, pestering her to have interaction in “deviant and perverse” intercourse acts, asking if he “might urinate” on her and as soon as tricked her into watching porn.
The lawsuit states that the TV station did not do something to cease the harassment and compelled Tara to take one other job on the station away from Malcolm.
The go well with additionally said that, regardless of a 2015 investigation that discovered Malcolm had carried out unacceptable conduct with a number of girls on the TV station, he was allowed to proceed his employment and was even promoted to information anchor.
Malcolm was placed on administrative depart in December 2017, after Tara went public with the allegations however was reportedly reinstated simply three weeks later by the station’s guardian firm, E.W. Scripps Firm.
Scripps mentioned Malcolm in 2015 had obtained one other unpaid, two-week suspension they usually felt that was punishment sufficient.
“Scripps takes these sorts of allegations very critically and believes everybody ought to be capable to work in an setting the place they’re handled with respect and dignity. Due to these findings, Malcom Maddox is returning to anchor the morning information at the moment,” the station mentioned in an announcement on its web site.
Tara left the corporate on December 31, 2016, though the go well with didn’t say why and Malcolm was dismissed in March 2018.
Following his dismissal from WXYZ, Malcolm Maddox has lived his life away from the prying eyes of the general public. His present workplace is unknown.