(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — A veteran US TV executive has been sacked for using her company email account to raise money for families of those missing on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Darlene Tipton, who was vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group, said on she had wanted to arrange swift financial aid to families and other loved ones, sparing them lengthy court fights.
She said she began by emailing Sarah Bajc, an American whose boyfriend, Philip Wood, was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and who has made frequent TV appearances since the plane's March 8 disappearance.
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Fox spokesman Scott Grogin said Tipton's "conduct and communications" violated company policy. Citing privacy concerns, he declined to discuss particulars, but he said, "As soon as we became aware, we took appropriate steps."