“definitely shocking.” John Doe #1 noted that “he finally stopped, but it took a lot of — it wasn’t just an immediate no, and then everything was like, so sorry.”
“I wake up, and Shepard is on top of me, like, in a towel or a bathrobe. And he’s got his tongue down my throat and his hands all over me. Completely uninvited. I mean, I gave him no signal. There was nothing,” John Doe
“I had also volunteered to sleep in the spare, so it wasn’t — I never invited myself to his bedroom,” John Doe #1
“I pushed him off. I was like, ‘Dude what are you doing?’ And he’s like, ‘what you don’t like it?’ There was like this, kind of like No!, and he kept going, he kept pushing. Like, pushing his hands on all these spots,” John Doe
“He was just on top of me,” John Doe
“definitely shocking.” John Doe #1 noted that “he finally stopped, but it took a lot of — it wasn’t just an immediate no, and then everything was like, so sorry.” John Doe
Shepard Smith QUITS Fox News: Network Trump critic stuns colleagues as he exits just 18 months after signing a multiyear deal, prompting the President to joke ‘is it because of me’
Shepard Smith is leaving Fox News after joining the network in 1996 he announced on Friday
This comes just 18 months after Smith signed a multiyear deal with the network
He was brought in to audition for a spot on the cable news network after Roger Ailes saw his coverage for Fox affiliates during the OJ Simpson trial
The sudden move comes after the anchor was both praised and derided over the past three years for his criticism of President Trump
When asked about Smith’s departure on Friday by DailyMail.com, President Trump said: ‘Is he leaving because of bad ratings? Is he leaving because of me?’
Smith, 55, said that he was looking forward to spending more time with his partner Giovanni Graziano, 31, and their dog Lucia
Multiple sources told DailyMail.com that Smith’s departure was a complete surprise to employees at the network and he was escorted out
A spokesperson later told DailyMail.com that Smith left with his own security detail as is standard protocol for all talent at the network
Graziano, who was an assistant on Smith’s show before moving over to Varney & Co. on the Fox Business Network in 2012, also deleted his Linked In profile
Smith had just signed a multiyear contract 18 months ago, and at the time said he was ‘extremely thankful for the opportunity to continue to lead our breaking news coverage for years to come.’
Rupert Murdoch said at the time: ‘Shepard Smith is an exemplary journalist whose skill in anchoring breaking news is unrivaled. His powerful storytelling on both television and digital platforms has elevated our entire news gathering process.’
Sources also said that Smith was escorted out after his final appearance, but it was unclear if that was at the request of the network or for his benefit should there be photographers waiting outside the building.
A spokesperson later told DailyMail.com that it was in fact Smith’s own security detail who walked him out on Friday.
His partner Giovanni Graziano, who was a production assistant on Smith’s show for just over a year before moving over to Varney & Co. on the Fox Business Network in 2012, also deleted his Linked In profile.
‘Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave FOX News and begin a new chapter. After requesting that I stay, they graciously obliged,’ said Smith.
‘The opportunities afforded this guy from small town Mississippi have been many. It’s been an honor and a privilege to report the news each day to our loyal audience in context and with perspective, without fear or favor.’
He continued: ‘I’ve worked with the most talented, dedicated and focused professionals I know and I’m proud to have anchored their work each day — I will deeply miss them.’
Smith also made it clear that he will be off he air for at least some time.
‘Under our agreement I won’t be reporting elsewhere, at least in the near future, but I will be able to see more of [my partner] Gio and [our dog] Lucia and our friends and family and then we will see what comes along,’ said Smith.
‘This is my last newscast here. Thank you for watching today and over the decades.’
He then closed out his final newscast by stating: ‘It’s been an honor and my pleasure.’
#Watch: Pres. Trump gives his reaction to Shepard Smith leaving Fox News:
"It was probably because of bad ratings."pic.twitter.com/52xhZitRsU
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) October 11, 2019