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Scottie Nell Hughes sues Fox, claiming she was raped, blacklisted

Scottie Nell Hughes at the 2017 Politicon conference. Photo: Colin Young-Wolff/Invision/AP

Scottie Nell Hughes, a conservative political commentator, sued Fox News Monday alleging Fox Business host Charles Payne raped her and the network retaliated against her following her allegations, per the NYT.

Payne, host of "Making Money," was suspended in July pending an investigation into Hughes' allegations. He returned to the air earlier this month. He has denied the allegations.

Why it matters: Fox has been rocked by sexual harassment allegations have have led to millions of dollars in legal settlements and the departure of Chairman Roger Ailes and host Bill O'Reilly.