According to Fox News T.J. Holmes, the embattled co-host of “GMA3” who has been sidelined over his extramarital affair with on-air colleague Amy Robach, is now being accused of having an affair with a separate ABC News employee, this one being a young staffer.
The Daily Mail first reported that Holmes had “seduced” a script coordinator “13 years his junior,” according to an anonymous “well-placed source.”
The affair with the staffer, identified as then 24-year-old Jasmin Pettaway, reportedly began in 2015, well into Holmes’ marriage, which is now reportedly on the rocks.
“It was Jasmin’s first real job in television, and it was a big deal for her. She was looking for a mentor, and she reached out to several people. T.J was someone who was responsive, but he absolutely abused the position of trust,” the source told The Daily Mail. “Holmes was someone who would grab drinks and he and Jasmin started doing that. You must remember he was a correspondent at the time, and he’s taking time to speak to her about work or whatever.”
The source alleged that Holmes and Pettaway had sex in his office, “a couple of hours” before he was set to go on air.
“They had sex and I know she was confused afterwards as to what it meant. That kind of ‘Did that just really happen?’ feeling. I mean that’s pretty risky behavior on his part,” the source told The Daily Mail.
The Daily Mail noted other allegations other female subordinates in addition with Pettaway that were leveled against Holmes including a “young network intern” who was “‘stressed’ and ‘freaked out’ by his unwanted advances.” The outlet also previously reported on Holmes’ alleged three-year affair with “Good Morning America” producer Natasha Singh that began in 2016.
Holmes and Robach have been “locked in a passionate romance despite both being married to their respective spouses for the past 12 years,” the Daily Mail reported in November in a story that included several other intimate photos of the ABC News anchors. The affair has caused headaches for Disney executives, as a headline-making affair doesn’t coincide with the family-friendly brand’s values.
I don’t think this lawsuit is actually wise on TJ Holmes’ part… AT ALL.
Do you REALLY want to ABC/Disney’s attorneys to expose your numerous inappropriate workplace affairs in a courtroom?!?! Because that’s exactly where this is headed.
— Marlo, Support me Bitch! (@CeeReeSpeaks) January 14, 2023
lmaoo if your lady worked in proximity of TJ Holmes, you gotta have that difficult conversation lol https://t.co/TWGYN31dmu
— The Paul Dano HATE account (@WikipediaJah) January 20, 2023
Y’all really thought Disney wouldn’t fire them folks. They test ran the thick version of TJ Holmes and the writing was on the wall then
— Angela Rockford (@angie_goodwood) January 17, 2023
Clearly TJ Holmes isn’t much of a chess player. Suing ABC in such a public way basically guarantees they’re gonna bury him w/ his own dirt.
— reuxmal (@reuxmal) January 19, 2023
Nope. She’s not a ‘victim’. She was old enough to know exactly what she was doing “seeking him out”. He never forced himself on her, it was CONSENSUAL so why now is she playing ‘confused victim’? She’s looking for her #15MinutesOfFame & a $payday #TJHolmes https://t.co/T0leKMxOhV
— dina stavola (@DivinaStavola) January 19, 2023