ABC might be staring down the barrel of a lawsuit if it fires or pushes T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach out of their anchor jobs … as a result of we’re informed the two have lawyered up massive time and if it involves litigation … race is perhaps a difficulty.
Sources with direct data inform TMZ … ABC has not clued in T.J. or Amy as to why they have been taken off the air a month in the past … after their romantic relationship surfaced. We’re informed they’re confused and pissed off why the ABC News brass at first informed folks internally there can be no disciplinary motion, after which the corporate did an about-face.
Our sources say Amy has employed Andrew Brettler, probably the greatest civil legal professionals in Hollywood, and T.J. has lawyered up with Eric George, a authorized power who has dealt with quite a few superstar circumstances.
We’re informed Brettler and George need solutions, which they aren’t getting to this point. Our sources say if ABC retains T.J. and Amy off the air or fires them, the legal professionals are able to file go well with, and one of many points includes race.
We’re informed the legal professionals will pose this query to ABC … “Has ABC ever used the morals or conduct clause to fireplace or self-discipline 2 consenting adults at equal ranges when each have been white?” The sources go on to say it will be telling if that is the primary time ABC invoked the morals clause below these circumstances … with a Black and a White anchor.
The sources go on to say the damages might be huge if their reputations and careers are ruined on account of self-discipline by the community.
One supply says the one factor T.J. and Amy can consider concerning what ABC thinks they did incorrect was not informing them of the connection in a well timed vogue. To that, the sources say … “Are you supposed to tell your boss once you catch emotions?”
We reached out to ABC … to this point, no phrase again.