Fox News Channel says it has fired prime-time commentator Bob Beckel for making an insensitive remark to a black IT worker.
"Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee," a spokesperson said in a statement.
Attorney Douglas Wigdor, who is representing the IT worker said Beckel couldn't handle having a black man fix his computer.
"Mr. Beckel stormed out of his office when our client, a black IT employee came to service his computer, telling our client that he was leaving his office because he is black," Wigdor said in a statement. "To make matters worse, after our client lodged a complaint about Mr. Beckel's racist behavior, Mr. Beckel, in front of Chief Human Resource Officer Kevin Lord, attempted to intimidate our client and persuade him to withdraw his complaint."
Fox gave no details on the incident.