Given the various CEO-ousting, advertiser-alienating scandals that have plagued its Fox News employees over the last year, it’s not entirely surprising to learn that the wider Fox organization has been stepping up its sexual harassment prevention training of late. What is kind of mind-blowing, though, is its choice of training materials: Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood tapes.
This is per The Hollywood Reporter, which quotes an anonymous source claiming that a recent harassment seminar featured a five-minute section on Trump’s infamous remarks, in which he talked about “moving on a bitch,” and the ways celebrity grants men instant (perceived) access to women’s bodies. The section was accompanied with pictures from the video of Trump, co-scuzz Billy Bush, and Arianne Zucker, the woman they were collaboratively ogling.
Trump, of course, is facing his own sexual harassment scandal, at the same time he recently lent support to Fox employee Bill O’Reilly, calling him “a good man.” (Meanwhile, the advertising boycott on The O’Reilly Factor is now running more than 50 companies strong.) The seminar held Trump’s behavior up as something that should definitely be reported to human resources, even though, statistically, 46.1 percent of the population apparently won’t give a shit.