THE TV watchdog has launched a probe into Laurence Fox’s vile tirade against a female journalist.
Ofcom announced it would investigate the GB News segment after receiving 7,300 complaints.
Fox sparked fury after lashing out at political correspondent Ava Evans, who works for website Joe.
GB News confirmed yesterday he has been suspended from the network along with host Dan Wootton.
Ava revealed she was left feeling “physically sick” after hearing Fox rant about her on live TV.
The actor made the vile comments on Tuesday’s show, Dan Wootton Tonight.
He said: “We’re past the watershed so I can say this… show me a single, self-respecting man that would like to climb into bed with that woman… ever… ever.
“They’re pathetic and embarrassing.
“Who’d want to s**g that?”
Wootton apologised for the remarks, saying he “regretted” the interview.
Dame Melanie Dawes, Ofcom chief executive, said: “Over the last few days there has been speculation and commentary about our role as the independent broadcast regulator. These are important issues and I wanted to be clear about our rules.
“Parliament sets objectives on how the broadcast sector should be regulated. We set and enforce rules to achieve these objectives. Contrary to some claims, these rules remain unchanged.
“They are designed to protect audiences from offensive and harmful material, and to uphold the integrity of broadcast news and current affairs programming, while always ensuring that freedom of expression is front and centre in every decision we take. This is highly valued by audiences and central to our democracy.
“The decisions we take, always based on facts and evidence once a programme has aired, are vital if we are to protect our vibrant media landscape. We continue to apply and enforce these rules without fear or favour.”