STATEMENT: UltraViolet Says Prospect of Bill Shine as WH Communications Director is Unsurprising, a Perfect Fit with Trump’s Revolving Door of Abusers

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Contact: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com | (516) 841-1105

STATEMENT: UltraViolet Says Prospect of Bill Shine as WH Communications Director is Unsurprising, a Perfect Fit with Trump’s Revolving Door of Abusers

Today, it was reported that Bill Shine, the ousted former Fox News executive who enabled years of harassment by predators Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly is expecting a job offer as White House Communications Director, according to sources close to the decision.

Shaunna Thomas, Co-founder of UltraViolet, 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 White House has been a revolving door of sexual abusers and their enablers—and Shine would be just the latest perpetrator added to those ranks.”

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