“She attacked me on a constant basis while I was there.”
MSNBC’s Joy Reid is having an extraordinarily bad month. After the discovery of all kinds of crazy, bad things on her old blog, some of her former co-workers are now making explosive allegations.
Lukas Mikelionis reports at FOX News:
MSNBC’s Joy Reid threatened colleague with violence, was homophobic during her radio days, ex-bosses say
MSNBC star Joy Reid physically threatened a senior colleague, accused a Republican politician of being gay on air and often referred to her hateful blog during a short-lived stint as a radio show co-host more than a decade ago, former superiors at the station told Fox News.
One described the host of MSNBC’s “AM Joy” as having been an “evil woman” in those days.
Reid has recently come under fire for old blog posts in which she made homophobic and anti-Semitic remarks, encouraged people to check out a 9/11 conspiracy-theory documentary that claims the U.S. government carried out the attacks, and shared an image of U.S. Sen. John McCain’s head PhotoShopped onto the body of the 2007 Virginia Tech gunman.
But now, Reid faces fresh questions over her conduct during her brief but “toxic” time as a co-host and producer of “Wake Up South Florida” on radio station WTPS 1080 AM between 2006 and 2007.
Threat of physical violence
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. She attacked me on a constant basis while I was there. I was even once threatened with physical violence during a break with her,” he revealed to Fox News.
The report goes on to say that these claims were corroborated by another former colleague.
Joe Concha of The Hill has more on this:
MSNBC’s Joy Reid accused of threatening ‘physical violence’ by former radio co-host
“It was a very unhealthy work environment because of her attitude,” Eggelletion said. “She attacked me on a constant basis while I was there. I was even once threatened with physical violence during a break with her.”
“There was a dispute over it and I told her, ‘Go ahead and call the manager,’” Eggelletion said he instructed Reid after an editorial dispute.
“’If you ever speak to me like that again I’m coming over there and it’s gonna be me and you,'” Eggelletion alleges Reid said in response.
Lee Michaels served as program director for several radio stations that included WTPS and confirmed the dispute had “absolutely” occurred in that fashion.
“It absolutely happened — 100 percent,” Michaels told FoxNews.com.
Reid has not commented on the allegations and could not be reached for comment.
If these allegations were made about someone like say, Laura Ingraham, she would have a serious problem on her hands. Luckily for Reid, her network and fans will continue to look the other way.DONATE
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