Ex-Fox News Employee Commits Suicide Outside of Fox News Headquarters

Former Fox News employee commits suicide outside of News Corp. Headquarters.

A man who reportedly worked for a Fox news station in Austin, Texas, killed himself this morning in front of Manhattan's News Corporation building, which is also the home of the Fox News headquarters. According to the Wall Street Journal, Phillip Perea shot himself in the chest around 9 a.m. after he handed out fliers about how Fox News "ended his career". Just hours before committing suicide, Perea tweeted a link to a YouTube series he'd apparently called "The American Workplace Bully: How FOX News Ended My Career". Perea claims in the video that "managerial bullying" where he blamed on Fox News and led to him being fired from his job as promotions producer for KTBC in Austin. According to a recording he provided to the Austin Chronicle for an unrelated story, Perea was suspended from KTBC by General Manager Michael Lewis in May for using inappropriate language and not following directions. Several other of his recent tweets were aimed at Fox News. A suicide note and a gun were recovered at the scene, according to the WSJ. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting. Photo Credit: Brian Stelter/Twitter

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