Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Will You Lick My Swizzle Stick?
Bawdy Bob Stokes and Weather Channel In The Middle of Legal Storm
The Smoking Gun offers up some juicy details on an arbitration ruling in favor of former Weather Channel anchor Hillary Andrews, who claimed that time spent with her co-anchor Bob Stokes was one long episode of sexual harassment.
That included such remarks as "Will you lick my swizzle stick?"
And so it went, she says, for almost three years. And when she complained about Stokes to management and asked to be reassigned, their first reaction was to stick her on the overnight shift. The same thing had allegedly happened to her predecessor, after she was also Stoked.
Talk about a cold front.
Though Andrews contended TWC management favored Stokes, judging by how they treated her, Stokes reportedly got the boot following the arbitration ruling in January.
Which is why, you weather groupies out there (and you know who you are) you haven't seen Stokes on the air in several months. But it's also why you haven't seen Hillary Andrews since 2006, at least on TWC. She pops up now and then as a fill-in on CNN, which might be sufficient if the undisclosed award from the arbitration had enough zeros on the end.