You may remember the journalist was fired from NBC‘s show back in 2012 amid reports he was pushing her out! It was serious drama!
Well on Wednesday, the 61-year-old finally ended up responding to the shocking news, telling People:
“I’m still really processing it.”
It must be a lot to take in!
Especially when so many people are looking to you for a reaction!
Ann didn’t comment further on her former coworker getting axed, but it did prompt her to open up about how women are treated in the workplace in this pre-scheduled interview:
“The women’s movement got us into the workplace, but it didn’t make us safe once we got there. And the battle lines are now clear. We need to move this revolution forward and make our workplaces safe. Corporate America is quite clearly failing to do so, and unless it does something to change that, we need to keep doing more ourselves.”
She also added her thoughts on how women should be able to feel safe speaking up about any sexual misconduct at work:
“I admire the women who have been willing to speak up both anonymously and on the record. Those women need to keep their jobs, and all women need to be able to work, to be able to thrive, without fear. This kind of behavior exists across industries, and it is so long overdue for it to stop. This is a moment when we all need to be a beacon of light for those women, for all women, and for ourselves.”
We look forward to the former NBC personality sharing more of her wisdom!
[Image via Media Punch.]