ABC is throwing every part it has, together with a number of bottles of booze, at Amy Robach throughout their contentious mediation talks this week.
When networks try to get somebody out the door after a scandal with out paying them an enormous exit deal, they usually attempt to make it appear as if the ousted staffer wasn’t a lot of an worker within the first place.
And it appears that evidently ABC’s actually scraping the distillery barrel for grime on Robach, who is alleged to be headed for the door after her affair with co-anchor T.J. Holmes was unearthed.
“Everything they’re citing is so minor having to do with Amy,” a supply tells us of the negotiations.
TMZ reported that one of many points that has been introduced up within the talks is that Robach had alcohol in her dressing room, which violates ABC coverage.
But an insider tells Page Six they had been sealed, and Robach didn’t even deliver them to the workplace. “That’s how ridiculous that has gotten. In media, you get despatched bottles [as gifts] and the bottles in her room had been sealed,” a supply inform Page Six.
“They are utilizing any excuse,” the supply provides. “Other individuals within the workplace even have alcohol, it’s all over the place and it’s unopened.”
The website mentioned that ABC has accused Robach of coming to work drunk one morning following the College Football National Championship recreation, however the supply instructed the outlet that the declare is “insane.” The supply mentioned that Robach was simply drained.
Sources have instructed Page Six that Robach and Holmes are each anticipated to be out when the talks wrap up.
They are actually engaged on an exit deal and discussing contract payouts.
A supply instructed Page Six that, “Unless ABC reaches a passable departure settlement with each Amy and T.J., they’d each be submitting lawsuits towards the community.”
The pair, who’ve labored collectively on “GMA3” since 2020, had been taken off the the air in December after their affair made headlines in November 2022.
The ongoing media circus across the affair has led to behind-the-scenes finger pointing, we reported earlier this week.
In addition to an investigation into the couple, a number of sources instructed us ABC has been so involved about potential leaks they launched an inner investigation into who is perhaps working their mouths in regards to the couple.
Since information of the romance broke, Holmes has additionally been accused of a number of affairs with youthful feminine staffers.
Meanwhile, Holmes filed for divorce from his spouse Marilee Fiebig, 45, on Dec. 28 after nearly 13 years of marriage. They share 9-year-old daughter Sabine.
Robach is married to “Melrose Place” alum Andrew Shue — however we reported in December that they had been about to finalize their divorce.
She was beforehand married to former MLB participant Tim McIntosh from 1996 to 2008. They share two daughters: Ava, who was born in 2002, and Analise, who was born in 2006.
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