STATEMENT: UltraViolet Says Bill Shine Joining WH Communications Team is ‘Unsurprising,’ Perfect Fit for Trump’s ‘Revolving Door of Sexual Abusers’

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 5th, 2018
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STATEMENT: UltraViolet Says Bill Shine Joining WH Communications Team is ‘Unsurprising,’ Perfect Fit for Trump’s ‘Revolving Door of Sexual Abusers’

Today, it was reported that Bill Shine, the former Fox News executive who was ousted amidst sexual harassment scandals at the network, will be joining the White House Communications team.

Karin Roland, Chief Campaigns Officer at UltraViolet, a leading women’s advocacy organization that called for Bill Shine to be fired from Fox News, issued the following statement in response:

“For years, Bill Shine actively covered up Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly’s sexual misconduct at Fox News, created and fostered a toxic work environment at the network, and actively retaliated against women who reported their abuse.

“While certainly disturbing, Fox News’ Bill Shine is an unsurprising pick for the Trump White House. Since taking office, the Trump administration has been a revolving door of abusers of women and their enablers—and Shine is just the latest perpetrator to be added to those ranks.”

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UltraViolet is an online community of over 1,000,000 women and men who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media. Find out more at weareultraviolet.org.