The employee who made the complaint was a technician assigned to do work on Beckel's computer, the worker's lawyers, Douglas Wigdor and Jeanne Christensen, said in a statement.
The off-air exchange happened Tuesday night and was brought to the attention of Fox News' human resources department, according to The Los Angeles Times and An investigation was conducted and Beckel was informed of his termination on Friday.
"No one tried to persuade Mr. Wigdor's client to withdraw his complaint", the Fox News spokesperson said. Current and former Fox News employees have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the network in New York's supreme court, while notable Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly was ousted last month after numerous reports surfaced about his inappropriate behavior toward female co-workers. He had previously hosted "The Five" from 2011 to 2015.
Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Fox News, unexpectedly announced Beckel's return to Fox News earlier this year, saying he was "missed by many fans of 'The Five'".
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