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The investigation into sexual harassment charges made against Charles Payne has been completed, and the Fox Business Network host will return to his Making Money show Friday evening, a spokesperson said.
Payne was suspended in early July after being accused of sexual harassment by a female political analyst that was never named. His future at the network has been up in the air ever since. (The Los Angeles Times first reported the conclusion of his suspension.)
“As many of you know, I’ve been on leave the past couple months,” Payne said at the top of his show Friday. “The situation has been reviewed and concluded.” Payne then said he looks forward to getting back to the business of his show, and serving his viewers.
At the time of his suspension, Fox Business Network said in a statement: “We take issues of this nature extremely seriously and have a zero-tolerance policy for any professional misconduct. This matter is being thoroughly investigated and we are taking all of the appropriate steps to reach a resolution in a timely manner.”
Payne, on Twitter, called the accusations against him “an ugly lie.” He’s continued tweeting since the investigation began, and has posted updates to his Wall Street Strategies website.
Payne has not yet responded to a THR request for comment.
Fox News recently parted ways with host Eric Bolling, who was on suspension in August while an investigation into accusations of inappropriate communications was underway.
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