GOOD Morning America 3 hosts Amy Robach and TJ Holmes are growing frustrated over their suspension from the show, reports say.
The co-hosts hired “high-powered lawyers to fight the network” amid their affair scandal.
GettyAmy Robach and TJ Holmes were suspended from GMA after their affair scandal was leaked to the public[/caption]
GettyThe co-hosts were seen on PDA-filled dates, while both were still married to other people[/caption]
The couple hired lawyers and a source for the publication said that if they are kept off the air, the lawyers are ready to file suit.
The lawyers would try to bring up the issue of race and ask the network, “Has ABC ever used the morals or conduct clause to fire or discipline 2 consenting adults at equal levels when both were white?”
A source said that it is “very telling” if this is the first time this had happened, especially with a Black and a White anchor.
TMZ also reported that Amy and TJ were not told why they were taken off the air and that they’ve grown “confused and frustrated,” since they were told there would be no disciplinary action at first.
Amy hired Andrew Brettler, a civil lawyer in Hollywood, and TJ hired Eric George, a lawyer who had handled many celebrity cases.
The lawyers want answers but are not getting them.
A source for TMZ said that the damages could be “enormous” if Amy and TJ’s careers and reputations are ruined, due to the network abruptly suspending them.
The co-hosts were seen on PDA-filled dates together, back in November 2022, while both were married to other people.
So far, the anchors have not been told when they will return to the morning show, if at all.
Their future “remains in limbo” as executives continue to investigate their alleged affair, a source has told The U.S. Sun.
The well-placed source exclusively revealed that Amy and TJ will continue to be sidelined from GMA3 for the immediate future, as ABC’s investigation into the potentially problematic inter-office relationship continues.
“Amy and TJ have been off the air a full six weeks now, and while they thought there would be a resolution by now, ABC has still not made a determination as to their future at GMA3 or the network in general,” the source said.
“There will not be a resolution this week. Their future at ABC remains in limbo.”
Meanwhile, one industry insider drew a comparison to NBC’s 2017 investigation into disgraced Today anchor Matt Lauer after he was accused of sexual assault and harassment.
“They’ll be on week seven off the air if this continues through next week,” the insider pointed out.
“It was seven weeks from the time Matt was pulled from Today through his ultimate firing.”
Another source added that while TJ and Amy have remained publicly hopeful, they are frustrated by how long the process is taking, and they expected that there would have been a resolution by now.
As one expert previously told The U.S. Sun, ABC has a trove of information that they would likely need to sift through in their investigation into Amy and TJ.
GMA3 fans have grown used to TJ and Amy’s replacement and praised them.
Viewers begged for TJ and Amy to remain off-air as they don’t want to watch the lovers “flirt for an hour.”
Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Rhiannon Ally, and DeMarco Morgan filled in for the hosts this week.
Fans flooded the comments of Jennifer, Rhiannon, and DeMarco’s Instagram accounts with their praise for the GMA3 hosts.
One wrote: “I like the new hosts. I don’t want to watch TJ and Amy flirt for an hour anymore.”
Another added under Rhiannon’s photo of her and DeMarco: “Personally these two are great.
“I don’t want Amy or TJ back. They make the show great without the flirting.”
A third commented: “I hope you both get to stay full-time!!!”
“Nice!!! I hope that you both stay on the show because you are doing FABULOUS!!!” yet another user wrote.
ABCFans have praised Amy and TJ’s replacement and beg the network to keep them[/caption]
GettyThe co-hosts have grown frustrated with the network and are trying to bring up race as an issue for suspending them[/caption]
GettyTheir futures on the show ‘remain in limbo’ for the time-being[/caption]