Rogers Media announced Thursday that it has fired Sportsnet baseball analyst Gregg Zaun after “complaints from multiple female employees at Sportsnet regarding inappropriate behaviour and comments.”
“This type of behaviour completely contradicts our standards and our core values,” Rogers Media president Rick Brace said in a statement. “We must all be held to the same standard — regardless of our position, our contribution or our status.”
Sportsnet clarified that there were “no allegations of physical or sexual assault.”
Zaun played in the Major Leagues from 1995 through 2010, appearing with nine teams, typically as a back-up catcher. He began working for Sportsnet after retiring from the league in 2011, serving as game analyst on Blue Jays games, while also appearing on Sportsnet 590 The FAN.
All Sportsnet videos featuring Zaun appear to have been removed from YouTube.
Zaun is the first prominent sports media figure to lose his job amid the recent wave of sexual harassment allegations that began with accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in early October.