Fox has fired a veteran executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
Darlene Tipton says she emailed a woman whose boyfriend was aboard the plane to propose a fundraising effort.
Her idea was to bring swift financial help to families and other loved ones, sparing them lengthy court fights.
Fox spokesman Scott Grogin says Tipton’s “conduct and communications” violated company policy. He’s confirmed Tipton has left the company.
Tipton says she hopes to continue her drive, soliciting contributions through a fundraising website.
A longtime Fox employee, she most recently was vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group.
The April 9 firing was initially reported by Christine Negroni in her Flying Lessons blog.
The search for the wreckage of flight MH370 continues in the southern Indian Ocean, more than six weeks after it disappeared on May 8 carrying 239 people.