Cox Media, the parent company of ABC News, lost more than $10,000 on a video trial that was designed to improve customer service after an employee allegedly sexually assaulted her and a colleague at the company’s New York City headquarters.
The video trial was the result of a lawsuit filed by the woman, who is a former employee at Cox, and a former colleague, who claims he was sexually assaulted at the firm’s New Jersey headquarters.
“I think it’s really unfortunate,” Cox Media’s Chief Executive Officer Scott Smith said on CNBC Thursday.
“We all know that there are a lot of good people in this world who are doing good things.
But that’s just not always the case.”
Smith said Cox Media has been working with the New York attorney general’s office to address issues that arose during the trial.
“We are working with them to get as much information and evidence as we can about this,” Smith said.
“I can’t speak to the specific allegations that have been made but I can say that we have taken every step necessary to ensure that we can provide an appropriate resolution to this case.”
The company said the trial involved a video conference between two employees, and the company will provide more information about the video conference when it comes to the court.
The lawsuit alleges that Cox employees sexually assaulted a woman and a female coworker at the New Jersey office of the company.
The woman claims she was sexually harassed, intimidated and physically assaulted.