It’s officially a wrap for two GMA3 anchors whose scandalous swoonship and the fallout from it dominated headlines.
Kissing coworkers T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach are both out at ABC after a “marathon” mediation session that apparently went sour.
Sources connected to the network told TMZ that ABC and the anchors have severed ties. Both will receive payouts per their contracts, but both of them were accused of various forms of misconduct during the “extremely contentious” meeting.
An ABC source characterized the mediation as “a witch hunt” that included accusations of drinking on the job and showing up to work inebriated on Amy’s end.
“We’re told one of the accusations is that Amy had liquor in her dressing room, which the ABC folks said was a violation of policy,” reports TMZ. “One source called the accusation “ridiculous,” noting some of the bottles were sent from top ABC News execs. The source said those execs sent other on-air talent liquor as well, so this just looked like a way to justify getting rid of her.
“We’re told another accusation was that Amy went to the College Football National Championship game a year ago, and came to work the next day drunk. One source called that “insane,” adding she was simply tired.”
Execs also allegedly accused the two of making fellow staff “uncomfortable” with their onset behavior and chastised Holmes and Robach for waiting too long to disclose that they were dating.
News of their outing comes as a shock after ABC initially said in December that they had not broken any rules and only pulled them off the air as the news was an “internal and external distraction.”
While Holmes and Robach’s careers might be in disarray, sources say the couple’s relationship is “stronger than ever.”
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