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Ashleigh Banfield feared losing her job over her Aziz Ansari comments

HLN anchor Ashleigh Banfield presented an open letter at the top of her Monday night Crime & Justice broadcast to actor Aziz Ansari’s accuser: “You had a bad date,” as Deadline reported.

But TMZ spoke to Banfield, who admitted, “I actually thought I might lose my job over this one. So I was not, let’s just say, confident getting up on the set as I usually am.”

“I’ve been in a situation before where I’ve experienced enormous professional blowback for taking a stand on something I thought was right,” she noted.

Banfield pointed out that the support has been almost universal, including from CNN.

In her open letter, Banfield called the accuser’s claims “appalling” by lumping a bad date in the #MeToo movement. Her original comments are below.


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1 Comment on Ashleigh Banfield feared losing her job over her Aziz Ansari comments

  1. Too bad only certain people can say what they want and not have to worry about their job.you keep doing what you’re doing Ashleigh

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