Former bosses for MSNBC host Joy Reid claim that she threatened a senior colleague with violence while she worked at a radio station and that she also made homophobic remarks.
Fox News reports:
Andre Eggelletion, former lead host of the morning show with Reid, recently spoke out about her for the first time in more than a decade, saying Reid created “the most toxic work environment I’ve ever experienced” and threatened him with violence.
“It was a very unhealthy work environment because of her attitude,” Eggelletion told Fox News. “She attacked me on a constant basis while I was there. I was even once threatened with physical violence during a break with her.”
Lee Michaels, then-national program director for Syndication One, confirmed to Fox News that the incident happened, saying, “It absolutely happened — 100 percent.”
Michaels told Fox News that he had to work hard to convince Eggelletion to stay at the station and not quit over Reid’s attack.
Reid refused to cover a story that Eggelletion suggested to her, to which he replied, “There was a dispute over it and I told her, ‘Go ahead and call the manager.'”
Reid allegedly replied, “If you ever speak to me like that again I’m coming over there and it’s gonna be me and you.”
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