Dan Wootton’s MailOnline column has been terminated following his suspension from GB News over remarks about a female journalist made by Laurence Fox on the broadcaster’s show.
The 40-year-old had written a regular column for the online outlet since 2021 but it was paused in August while the publication investigated allegations he used a pseudonym and offered colleagues money for sexual material.
Wootton previously said he had made “errors of judgment” in the past but branded the “criminal allegations” as “simply untrue”.
Following events this week, DMG media can confirm that Dan Wootton’s freelance column with MailOnline, which had already been paused, has now been terminated, along with his contract
On Thursday, the parent company of MailOnline said that it had decided to terminate Wootton’s column and contract.
A spokesperson for DMG Media said: “Following events this week, DMG Media can confirm that Dan Wootton’s freelance column with MailOnline, which had already been paused, has now been terminated, along with his contract.”
Wootton was suspended from GB News along with Fox after the actor-turned-politician made a series of remarks about Ava Evans, the political correspondent for online news site Joe, including asking: “Who would want to shag that?”
Wootton has apologised for the remarks, saying he “regretted” the interview.
Representatives for Dan Wootton have been contacted for comment.
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