Charles Payne Scottie Nel Hughes

Fox Business money man Charles Payne is returning to the cable network after being cleared of wrongdoing.

Howard Kurtz, who hosts "Media Buzz" on Fox News, reported in a tweet Friday that Payne returned to host his show "Money Matters" after being cleared of sexually harassing his former mistress, Scottie Niel Hughes, a former frequent guest on his show.

Kurtz tweeted that Payne said his relationship with Ms. Hughes was purely consensual.

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The 56-year-old married anchorman admitted to having a 3-year consensual affair with 37-year-old Hughes, who is also married.

Hughes had accused Payne of sexually harassing her and coercing her into a relationship with him.

She said he stopped inviting her as a guest on the show after she broke off their relationship.

Hughes may have jeopardized her case by claiming she slept with Payne so he would help her land a coveted job at Fox News.

Many observers criticized Hughes for attempting to sleep her way to the top, and then accusing Payne of harassment.

The Daily Caller reports that Fox has not commented on Payne's return.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    This is disappointing. I was hoping he would remain unemployed.

  • Armymom20

    I am happy for him. I can't stand Scottie Nell Hughes.

  • Pamela

    He looks gross

  • Mojo2

    He's intelligent about money matters and we need representation in that arena. So I'm glad he's back. He's as stupid as shit, like most men, if he thinks he wasn't being used. Some women are evil and if you're thinking with that middle leg; prepared to be duped.

  • Nophace

    Why? Just curious. I really know nothing about this mole looking fellow!

  • Breitbart_Savior

    This woman and also Jason Miller are always on CNN taunting Trumpish talking points. Although I haven't seen Scotty on there lately.

    Jason Miller, who was a comm director in the Trump campaign and is a married man, sired a child with one of his fellow campaign members.

  • You Could Never

    This is unheard of.

    Fat news people don’t get rehired. Ask Jim DeFede.
    BLACK news people don’t get rehired. Ask Melissa Harris Perry.

    He is both. WTF? I mean he aint currently fat but he has a FUPA still and he was fat not too long ago.

    Keep coonin Charles.

  • imasaneperson

    Just another semi-sexy slore with a college degree trying to use her body to get to the top. Not the first and won't be the last. Tryna scream harassment becasue she didn't get the promotion this time.

  • Mark mcharm

    she is ugly not even a sexy white women but then again he looks like sherman klump so he was happy to hit it.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    She looks like a man. He needs to open his eyes.

  • Roderick2011

    She was a blonde becky.

    That's all c00n Payne needed to know.

  • nick c

    Fox rebranding and probably only want black people they trust working there.

  • dontgetblocked

    They'll get rid of him asap. Quietly. He's a liability and an embarrassment.

  • Vegas1989

    I hope that he has learned his lesson not to mess with Becky's.....Almost lost his career over her...SMH

  • Harley

    Wooo these white women and their LIES!!!!!!! Black men still AINT LEARNED!!!!!

  • Harley

    So what is her punishment???? just like the nasty white chic who accused the guy on The bachelor. Why arent these white women being dealt with ?

  • Karen Brady

    Fuk this coon and his tranny looking Becky.

  • bashi

    Most of these celebrities and tv personality do sleep their way to the next opportunity fake relationships for red carpet ect. Such a cookie cuter industry. Her lost she should have ask for money too not just a slot on his show.

  • bashi

    They will never be punished the privilege of being white.

  • bashi

    They all want light baby with so call good hair

  • bashi

    Yes they will but he knows about money and stocks he will be fine

  • bashi

    Black men never take up pretty white women it's alway average

  • Victor Nathan

    just a matter of time

  • SumthinSweeter

    Them Becky's seem to be coming up a little bit short this year.

  • Harley

    until the realize good hair aint shit and mixed babies have kinky hair too

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  • bashi

    In my next life I want to be white girl lol

  • bashi

    Most of them ugly but because of light skin we over look but I don't

  • Jussjess25

    Thank you.. Next !! .. ?

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  • Slick770

    Not me they can have their sagging skin, stringy hair and flat asses.

  • Goddess™

    They are gonna make him pay for that infraction. Believe me when I tell you, they are gonna make him pay the piper.

  • Slick770

    ?so true I worked with a Becky with a mixed baby she had no idea what to do to the baby head & she had a boy!!

  • Goddess™

    He will be..they are not finished with his dumb ass yet.

  • Mark mcharm

    Not all but this one is ugly some of us have better taste.

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