Laurence Fox has been sacked by GB news after 'vile' Ava Evans comments
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Laurence Fox has been sacked by GB News following his 'unacceptable' comments about Ava Evans.
The former actor was a guest on Dan Wootton Tonight last week when he took aim at the journalist. This is what he said:
Calvin Robinson, who stood up for Fox, has also been sacked.
GB News said that it had 'ended its employment relationship' with the pair.
A spokesperson for the channel said: “Laurence Fox and Calvin Robinson were both suspended last week pending internal investigations that have now concluded.
“As of today, GB News has ended its employment relationship with Laurence Fox and Calvin Robinson.
“The internal investigation into Dan Wootton continues.”
During the controversial exchange, Fox told Wootton that he wouldn't want to go anywhere near Evans, and neither would any man.
He said: "Show me a single self-respecting man that would like to climb into bed with that woman ever...who wasn't an incel...who wasn't a cucked, little incel."
Fox then branded her a 'little woman' who he finds 'pathetic' and 'embarrassing'.
While this was all going on, Wootton appeared to be lapping it up, smirking throughout the interview.
Fox's comments were roundly condemned by critics and colleagues on GB News, with Wootton even coming out to say he did not agree with them.
However, this was taken as a betrayal by Fox, who then proceeded to share a message exchange the pair had after the show in which Wootton appeared to be laughing at his comments.
Fox also revealed that he had told the show's producers what he was going to say in advance.
The pair were eventually suspended by GB News, who said they were investigating the matter.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Evans, who is a political reporter for Joe, said she had received threats following Fox's interview.
She said: “I’m deeply embarrassed by all of it and I’m very appreciative to everyone who has very kindly stood up for me. But it’s the other side of it.
“Half of the comments have been very lovely and supportive.
"[People are saying] that I’m somehow part of this global agenda that is trying to bring down men and [that] I hate all men and therefore that I need to watch my back and be very careful because there are certain people who now are threatening to come after me."
She added: “It feels ridiculous even saying that.”
Discussing Fox's comments, Evans said: “It just sort of feels like an out of body experience, looking at it.
“It’s like a skit from the 1980s or something.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been spoken to, or about, like that, in my whole journalistic career. I am honestly astounded that it was broadcast.”
Fox said: “If I was going to be sensible and I could replay it, I would say: ‘Any self-respecting man in 2023 would probably be well advised to avoid a woman who possessed that world view because she would probably cause him nothing but harm’.
“But what I did say was, you know, ‘I wouldn’t s**g that’, and all that sort of stuff, which is not right. It’s demeaning to her, to Ava, so I’m sorry for demeaning you in that way.
“However angry I am with you still for doing that, and it demeans me because it’s not representative of who I am.”