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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Melissa Harry-Perry slams MSNBC for its 'culture of fear'; refuses to sign non-disclosure agreement and says she won't be silenced.


Melissa Harry-Perry is slamming the American TV news channel MSNBC (StarSat 263) in a scathing rebuke after she refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement following her abrupt exit from MSNBC and cancellation of her show, saying there's a "culture of fear" at MSNBC.

Melissa Harris-Perry told CNNMoney that "They [MSNBC] wanted me not to speak about MSNBC. I said no".

Melissa Harris-Perry is out at MSNBC (StarSat 263) and her Melissa Harris-Perry weekend show cancelled at the American TV news channel after she wrote a scathing email saying MSNBC kept her off the air for weeks without any reason why and that she's not their "little brown bobble head".

After the email, MSNBC cancelled her show and Melissa Harris-Perry started negotiations on a pay-out since her contract with MSNBC only expires in October.

MSNBC wanted her to sign an agreement not to talk about MSNBC negatively - but she refused to be censored by MSNBC.

Melissa Harris-Perry said there's a "culture of fear at MSNBC".

She apologised to former MSNBC anchors like Martin Bashir, Toure and Karen Finney who were all cancelled at MSNBC saying "I am sorry for and ashamed of my earlier silence. I gave into to culture of fear at MSNBC."

Melissa Harris-Perry told The New York Times that MSNBC yanking her show and then cancelling it "was evil and it was cruel. And it had racial implications".