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Mike Richards was terminated as the executive producer of "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" on Tuesday, effective immediately following a shaky ordeal in which he resigned as host of the quiz show just nine days after it was announced he would succeed the late Alex Trebek as its permanent host.
Richards stepped down under his own volition on Friday after past inappropriate comments he made on the "The Randumb Show" podcast resurfaced. The 46-year-old, who hosted the podcast from 2013 to 2014 while he was working at "The Price is Right," made derogatory comments about women, people with mental disabilities, little people and the poor.
While Richards was expected to stay on in a behind-the-scenes capacity, Sony quickly did an about-face and fired Richards in a shocking move that now has many wondering what’s next for the embattled former showbiz EP.
Angela Reddock-Wright, an employment attorney and mediator in Los Angeles who has worked as a consultant with SAG-AFTRA helping to update its policies for the reporting and investigation of member complaints of discrimination and harassment, told FOX Business that Richards’ likely won’t go without at least cashing in his bargaining chips and equity he’s built up through his time helming "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel."
‘JEOPARDY!’ AND ‘WHEEL OF FORTUNE’ EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MIKE RICHARDS FIRED