ABC News’ ‘squalid culture of sex’ continues to haunt Disney as ‘horned up’ culture makes headlines

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A erstwhile high-level ABC News worker isn’t amazed by a devastating diagnostic astir "horned up" civilization astatine the Disney-owned web that has been nether a microscope since the extramarital matter betwixt Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes was exposed. 

"ABC News’ squalid civilization of sex, including enactment involving immoderate executives, has been a immense occupation astatine the once-great instauration for galore years," the erstwhile elder employee, who says they witnessed rampant debauchery astatine the job, told Fox News Digital. 

"Now it’s the taxable of this highly embarrassing nonfiction which makes Disney look terrible," the erstwhile elder staffer told Fox News Digital. "It’s bittersweet that each we perceive astir ABC News these days is astir enactment alternatively than journalism." 

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New York magazine’s The Cut connected Tuesday published, "Inside the ‘Horned Up’ Office Culture astatine ABC News," a stunning look astatine the institution that featured a assortment of existent and erstwhile employees dishing connected bureau romances. The sources, who had their names changes to shield identities, said "office relationships betwixt women and men with much seniority were communal astatine the web successful the 2010s."

"It felt similar everybody was sleeping around," 1 root told The Cut portion different added that it felt similar the web was staffed by "a clump of horned-up high-school students." 

Robach and Holmes co-hosted "GMA3 unneurotic for years, but they're gone aft reaching a woody to exit ABC News past period aft weeks of negative publicity since their cheating ungraded came to light.

The devastating Cut piece focuses connected a "then-27-year-old integer quality associate" referred to arsenic Sascha, who recounted her matter with Holmes, agelong earlier his scandalous narration with Robach made him a tabloid regular. 

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"Seeing the couple’s communicative spell viral made Sascha question her ain narration with Holmes and the workplace civilization that made enactment betwixt co-workers look truthful mean astatine ABC News," The Cut’s Angelina Chapin wrote. 

"Their matter became a agleam spot that carried her done grueling shifts. Sascha started doing her hairsbreadth and dressing nicely for work. During breaks, she’d sojourn Holmes’s office, wherever they’d person enactment down a locked door. It didn’t look brainsick to her astatine the clip fixed what she describes arsenic ABC News’s ‘rampant civilization of sex,’" Chapin continued. "Sascha had heard rumors that different colleagues slept unneurotic successful an edit bay, wherever the model was covered by a poster, and that aft having affairs with executives, definite women had been promoted."

Sascha added, "It was a beauteous scandalous place." 

Sascha "recently recovered retired that she and Holmes hadn’t been truthful covert," according to the magazine. Last month, the New York Post published a communicative successful which her erstwhile workfellow said Holmes was suspected of having enactment successful his bureau successful 2015 erstwhile a "junior staffer" emerged looking disheveled aft sounds of rustling were heard.

"While the communicative didn’t sanction her, Sascha instantly recognized herself arsenic the subject. She felt violated and angry," Chapin wrote. "Watching the tabloids people the names and photos of different women who were progressive with Holmes, without their permission, makes her interest the aforesaid mightiness hap to her."

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The mag besides spoke with a "former ABC News shaper who dated an older co-worker" who directs sick volition astatine herself. "I wasn’t mature capable to person the foresight not to screw astir and enactment my vocation successful jeopardy," she said. 

Another woman, who is called Ruth by the magazine, said a ailment that she was inappropriately touched successful a dark, soundproof editing bay went ignored by higher-ups. 

An ABC News spokesperson told The Cut that harassment and intimidation are not tolerated. 

"Creating a safe, respectful, and nonrecreational enactment situation for everyone has been, and continues to be, a apical precedence astatine ABC News," a spokesperson said. 

ABC News declined to supply further remark erstwhile reached by Fox News Digital. 

A existent staffer told the mag ABC News "has go little scandalous" since Kim Godwin was named president successful 2021. Others aren’t thrilled with the mode the Holmes-Robach matter was handled, and the erstwhile elder staffer who spoke to Fox News Digital thinks parent institution Disney needs to measurement successful if enactment stories proceed to spill out.

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"It volition instrumentality overmuch stronger enactment than is presently successful spot to cleanable ABC News up," they said. 

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