Two more plaintiffs come forward in FOX News racial discrimination lawsuit

As FOX News looks to rebuild its brand without its star players, now two additional plaintiffs are joining a lawsuit alleging "hostile racial discrimination."

The lawsuit claims the network took part in "systemic discrimination based on race, ethnicity and national origin."

The two joining the growing list of 13 accusers worked in the accounts payable department. One left in 2014 while the other still works there.

Among the accusers is two-time Emmy winner and former Fox and Friends co-host Kelly Wright who says his role at the network is effectively that of a Jim Crow.

This is the same lawsuit originally filed in March before Bill O'Reilly's firing, which claimed the network ran its business "more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment."

This is just the latest in a series of shake-ups at the network. Last week co-president Bill Shine, who'd been with them since the beginning, got the boot.

His name was mentioned in several lawsuits for apparently enabling and concealing former CEO Roger Ailes' alleged lewd and racially charged behavior.

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