Roger Ailes

Three lawsuits allege foot-dragging by Fox on harassment

Three new lawsuits filed Monday allege racial discrimination or sexual harassment at Fox News, deepening the network's legal woes.

The cases increase to 23 the number of past or present Fox employees represented by attorney Doug Wigdor, the majority having cases alleging racial hostility by a since-fired financial executive. Fox said Monday that the lawsuits have no legal basis.

A former Fox employee, Adasa Blanco, said she alerted Fox executives about racially hostile behavior on the part of former Fox controller Judith Slater more than eight years before the executive was let go. Slater has denied charges of racially hostile conduct. Blanco, who is Hispanic, said that...