A staffer on Good Morning America has filed a brand new declare in opposition to ABC, contending that the community retaliated in opposition to her after she filed a proper criticism alleging that the present’s prime producer sexually assaulted her.
The staffer, Kirstyn Crawford, in an modification to her lawsuit (learn it right here) filed on Wednesday, alleged that the community retaliated in opposition to her this 12 months “by not providing her the job safety and wage improve that she deserved.”
Crawford filed a lawsuit final month in opposition to ABC and Michael Corn, the previous prime producer of GMA, alleging that Corn sexually assaulted her throughout a visit to Los Angeles in 2015, when the present was masking the Academy Awards. Corn has denied the claims, calling them “demonstrably false.” He abruptly departed the present in April and now’s president of Nexstar’s NewsNation.
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In her amended criticism, Crawford contends that after she filed a proper criticism in opposition to Corn in February, the community delayed reaching out to her a few new contract.
“It was not till July 2021, roughly 4 months after Crawford made the formal criticism, and only one month earlier than her 2018 contract was set to run out, that ABC reached out to Crawford about her expiring contract,” in keeping with her lawsuit. “As an alternative of providing Crawford one other three-year contract, ABC merely provided a six-month extension and didn’t even supply a nominal wage improve.”
In her authentic lawsuit, Crawford had alleged that community executives have been made conscious in 2017 of her declare in opposition to Corn however didn’t take motion.
An ABC Information spokesperson didn’t instantly return a request for remark. When Crawford filed her lawsuit, the community issued a press release saying that it “disputes the claims made in opposition to it and can deal with this matter in courtroom.”
The Wall Road Journal first reported on the amended criticism.
Crawford’s lawsuit additionally cites claims made by Jill McClain, a former ABC Information staffer, over incidents that occurred in 2010, when she and Corn labored on World Information Tonight with Diane Sawyer.