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Re: More on Bob Stokes's departure?
« Reply #120 on: November 14, 2022, 12:17:25 PM »
After years of knowing about the general consensus of what happened, I finally read the court document. My heart just wants to break for Hillary because she clearly went through absolute hell with him as well as Melissa. It's disturbing just how protected Bob was at TWC. And the fact that this was clearly an open secret among people that worked there makes it worse. I've been watching a lot of hurricane storm alert clips lately and I came across one that had Bob with Nicole Mitchell during Hurricane Dennis coverage. I could tell just from the first shot that Nicole DIDN'T want to be there with him. (And she had worked with Hillary at least once on First Outlook so I'm sure she knew by this point what he was like).

TWC is lucky this occurred a decade before #MeToo happened, because had this blown up during the height of that, a lot more backlash would have happened. I'm glad Hillary won her case but it is sad that we haven't seen anything from her since TWC. Melissa at least got a local gig in the Dayton, Ohio area a few years ago. That genuinely made me happy to see knowing what she had to go through too. Hillary deserves a comeback.

TWC isn't a good channel anymore but I hope it learned their lesson from this utter BS that Hillary rightfully sued them over.

Sending all the love for Hillary, Melissa and everyone else in 2022. We miss you!
Where did you see that video with Bob and Nicole working together? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

I came across it by chance. You have to search Hurricane Dennis coverage for the day before landfall on YouTube. They appeared to be doing afternoon coverage because the clip of them together is for 5:45 PM Eastern.

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Re: More on Bob Stokes's departure?
« Reply #122 on: November 20, 2022, 01:24:20 PM »
I found it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0ivCW8Ohc4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1I_mWgpvNQ

So yeah, it was the 5:45 mark where I thought Nicole looked uncomfortable at the beginning of that segment. Given that the court document said that multiple other people besides Hillary reported Bob and a fellow female OCM helped Hillary report him, I'm inclined to believe that it was an open secret among everyone there. However, Nicole wasn't tied down to him like Hillary was since if I recall she was usually on Your Weather Today or as fill-in during the afternoon (i.e. Hurricane Ivan where she was with Alexandra Steele).

Bob also at one point worked with Kim Cunningham and Jen Carfagno (the latter there is clips of them working Hurricane Wilma coverage and the former it was Hurricane Vince) and Kim worked alongside Hillary multiple times. But Kim and Jen also were normally tied to First Outlook or Your Weather Today and Kim was pretty flexible regardless.

But I think that's the point - if another female OCM helped Hillary report him then they had to have either worked with him to know he was like (but not be tied down to working with him like Hillary) or know it through the open secret nature of that place (I'm inclined to believe the former). So it had to have been a female OCM that was not at risk at losing a major position because of this (i.e. Kim or Jen).

Maybe one day Hillary will return but I doubt it.