A former WXYZ-TV, Channel 7 News anchor claims she was forced to quit her job after accusing another anchor of sexual harassing her over a period of five years.
Tara Edwards is now suing Scripps Media, the company that owns Channel 7 News, seeking $100 million, according to attorney Geoffrey Fieger, who filed the lawsuit in federal court jointly with Michael N. Hanna of the Morgan & Morgan law firm.
Among the claims:
- Maddox frequently invited Edwards to participate in "unwanted and unsolicited sexual acts that she found to be deviant and perverse."
- Maddox called Edwards a "little girl" and said she had not "met anyone like (Maddox), and that extends further than you can possibly imagine."
- Maddox exposed Edwards to sexual images and videos, including photos of Maddox's girlfriend and another female who worked at the news station.
- Maddox asked Edwards to look at pictures of his penis so she could "judge it on a scale of 1 to 10," and once tricked her into looking at a picture of his penis by asking her to look at a "work email"