Former ABC News president Ben Sherwood was accused of “creepy,” “sexually harassing” conduct within the path of women all by his time working the Disney-owned company in an amended lawsuit filed remaining week. 

“Good Morning America” producer Kirstyn Crawford filed a lawsuit in opposition to former GMA star producer Michael Corn remaining month, accusing him of sexual harassment and fostering a poisonous work atmosphere. Corn denied all wrongdoing. Crawford has since filed the amended go correctly with, which alleged the Disney-owned network failed to provide her a contract extension as retaliation for talking out and invoked Sherwood’s alleged conduct, too. 

“ABC’s willful obliviousness to the hostile culture toward women acted as a protective shield for successful male executives,” the criticism acknowledged.

Former ABC News president Ben Sherwood was accused of "creepy," "sexually harassing" behavior toward women at the Disney-owned company.

Former ABC News president Ben Sherwood was accused of “creepy,” “sexually harassing” conduct within the path of women at the Disney-owned company.

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“Benjamin Sherwood, former President of Disney-ABC Television Group and Co-Chairman of Disney Media Networks, would regularly engage in sexually harassing behavior. During his time as President of ABC News from 2010 to 2015, Sherwood would inappropriately touch women in the newsroom on their shoulders and arms and kiss them on the head,” the go correctly with claimed.

“More than one female ABC employee felt this unwelcome behavior was ‘creepy,’” the go correctly with continued. “Although this inappropriate behavior was widely observed and known, ABC did nothing to stop it and continued to promote Sherwood.” 

Disney and ABC News denied Crawford’s retaliation declare. 

“Ms. Crawford’s most recent allegation that ABC retaliated against her in connection with her contract negotiations is untrue,” an ABC News spokesperson instructed Fox News. 

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Disney didn’t instantly reply when requested for remark concerning the declare in opposition to Sherwood. 

Sherwood was named president of ABC News in 2010 when David Westin stepped down. Sherwood was then promoted to president of Disney-ABC Television Group in 2015 nonetheless departed the corporate in 2019. He since co-founded tutorial sports activities actions company MOJO and serves as CEO. 

MOJO and Sherwood didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark. 

Crawford, who didn’t decide Sherwood as a plaintiff, is looking for damages to be decided at a trial by jury “for lost opportunities and to otherwise make Plaintiff whole for any losses suffered as a result of Defendants’ actions … for humiliation, mental anguish, emotional distress, and injury to reputation,” in step with the go correctly with that names ABC and Corn as plaintiffs.