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Fox anchor says network does little about racial diversity

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/26/2017
Fox News anchor Kelly Wright speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York to discuss his part in a lawsuit accusing the network of allowing racial discrimination. Wright and ten former and current employees of Fox News Channel filed the suit on Tuesday, saying they repeatedly complained about an executive's racist behavior but no action was taken. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) © The Associated Press Fox News anchor Kelly Wright speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York to discuss his part in a lawsuit accusing the network of allowing racial discrimination. Wright and ten former and current employees of Fox News Channel filed the suit on Tuesday, saying they repeatedly complained about an executive's racist behavior but no action was taken. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News Channel anchor who is black has joined a racial discrimination lawsuit against his company, saying Wednesday the network has marginalized him and has little interest in promoting diversity.

Fox News anchor Kelly Wright pauses during a news conference, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York to discuss a lawsuit accusing the network of allowing racial discrimination. Wright and ten former and current employees of Fox News Channel filed the suit on Tuesday, saying they repeatedly complained about an executive's racist behavior but no action was taken. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) © The Associated Press Fox News anchor Kelly Wright pauses during a news conference, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York to discuss a lawsuit accusing the network of allowing racial discrimination. Wright and ten former and current employees of Fox News Channel filed the suit on Tuesday, saying they repeatedly complained about an executive's racist behavior but no action was taken. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Kelly Wright, who works a late-night shift at Fox, said he was moved to speak up when off-air colleagues sued recently, targeting a recently fired former comptroller at the network for racially offensive behavior. At an emotional news conference Wednesday, he said he could no longer sit in silence.

Fox News anchor Kelly Wright pauses during a news conference, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York to discuss a lawsuit accusing the network of allowing racial discrimination. Wright and ten former and current employees of Fox News Channel filed the suit on Tuesday, saying they repeatedly complained about an executive's racist behavior but no action was taken. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) © The Associated Press Fox News anchor Kelly Wright pauses during a news conference, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York to discuss a lawsuit accusing the network of allowing racial discrimination. Wright and ten former and current employees of Fox News Channel filed the suit on Tuesday, saying they repeatedly complained about an executive's racist behavior but no action was taken. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The ex-comptroller, Judith Slater, has denied the charges.

The expanded lawsuit now includes 13 former and current employees and says Fox executives were aware of Slater's behavior for nearly a decade and did nothing. Fox said it vehemently denies the accusations.

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