Charles Payne Returns to Fox Business After Being Cleared of Sexual Assault Allegations

Fox Business host Charles Payne returned to the airwaves this past Friday after an internal investigation cleared him of sexual harassment allegations made against him by a female political analyst.

Payne, host of Making Money, was suspended for two months while the network investigated those allegations.

This suspension began on July 7 following Payne’s own admission of a three-year “romantic relationship” with said political analyst. In a statement to the National Enquirer, Payne apologized to his wife, kids and friends. The LA Times was first to report the suspension.

HuffPost first reported that the accuser was conservative political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes, who appeared frequently on Fox before moving to CNN during the 2016 presidential campaign. CNN signed her exclusively to a contributor contract in July 2016, but parted ways with her earlier this year.

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