Following new allegations that T.J Holmes cheated on his wife with Amy Robach, producer Natasha Singh, and another staffer, ABC’s legal and HR department is now reviewing his past to find out if he had other relations with less senior employees.
“It’s one thing for him to have a relationship with another anchor,” an insider informed Page Six. “The question is whether he violated company rules by dating less senior employees.”
The network is also looking into whether Amy and Holmes violated their contracts in any manner, such as by meeting or romantic dates while using the network’s resources like vehicles or drivers or by pressuring their co-workers to keep their relations secret.
Meanwhile, a source said that ABC’s news president, Kim Godwin, might have hinted at a no-stone approach to the scandal on Monday, saying in the daily 9. a.m news call, “ For now, I am going to take Amy and TJ off the air, while we figure this out.”
Until Holmes’ and Amy’s affair, ABC has been mostly unscathed by scandals involving top anchors with behind-the-scenes staff.
The US Sun has also reported that Holmes’ relationship with Singh might have violated some company rules.
Both rival networks, CBS and NBC, were shellacked during the #MeToo era when big-shot anchors like “Today” host Matt Lauer and “CBS This Morning” host Charlie Rose were dismissed due to inappropriate behavior with junior staffers.
But this is the first time ABC is facing such a crisis.
Last week, several news outlets revealed that Holmes and his co-host, Amy Robach had a relationship that included flirty after-work drinks and romantic country getaways.
Amy and Holmes both split with their spouses in August. The “GMA3” co-hosts were then taken off the air Monday.
Neither Amy nor Holmes has commented on the romance, nor has the network.