Another year, another Fox News sex scandal.
You may have thought this type of thing was over after the ousting of Bill O’Reilly, but now his flunky and heir apparent is getting into his own trouble.
Jesse Watters, previously best known for his insanely racist Chinatown man-on-the-street segment and bad Ivanka Trump sex joke, now has a bigger scandal.
The 39-year-old anchor has now confirmed his extramarital affair with 25-year-old producer Emma DiGiovine (above, right), though it’s not news to his wife Noelle (above, left), with whom he has 7-year-old twin daughters — she filed for divorce back in October, which is apparently what first alerted Fox News.
It was only after getting caught with his hand in the coworker cookie jar that he came clean to the network, who defended him and their response in a statement over the weekend:
“Within 24 hours of Jesse Watters voluntarily reporting to the Chief of Human Resources in November 2017 that he was in a consensual relationship with a woman on his staff, management met with both parties and a decision was made for the woman to be transferred to work on another program on the network where she currently remains.”
Yeah, that’s right. He had an affair with someone he had the power to fire — and HR pulled a Vatican and just moved her to a different parish.
Specifically, DiGiovine is now working with Laura Ingraham, so this was obviously a punishment. Ha!
Watters and DiGiovine are reportedly still dating.
The new Fox News. Where sex scandals are consensual now.