On Monday, SydneyEaters’ Sylvia Cox was fired from ABC 7 after being accused of “insulted the intelligence” of an “absolutely huge group of Sydney residents.”
Cox’s new gig, however, is not the kind of work you’d expect.
“This is not a job for a man who is a socialite and has no understanding of what it means to be an intelligence officer,” SydneyEats’ director of communications said in a statement to Buzzfeed.
“Sydneysiders need to know this before they start using this job.”
A spokesperson for the ABC 7 confirmed that Cox had been fired, but did not provide any details on the reasons for her dismissal.
According to Cox’s Facebook page, she began her career at ABC 7 as an intelligence analyst in 2009 and was promoted to intelligence officer in 2016.
In 2017, Cox was the subject of an investigation by Fairfax Media after she was alleged to have written to a man with a history of sexual assault and threatened him with violence if he did not leave her a $5,000 tip.
She resigned in May 2018 after a woman who had worked for the company accused her of “firing people because they are women.”
Cox has since been replaced by former Australian Defence Force intelligence officer James McArthur, who has also been fired from his previous position.
In her resignation letter, Cox thanked her former employer for “being the most supportive and caring workplace I have ever worked for.”
The ABC 7 has since confirmed that it has terminated Cox’s employment.
In a statement on Facebook, the ABC said it “will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and we will work with the ABC and her colleagues to find the best possible course of action.”