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Jeopardy! host out nine days after appointment over past sexism

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Quiz show Jeopardy! was on the hunt for another new host Friday when Mike Richards resigned just nine days after getting the job. Richards had been lined up to replace Alex Trebek, who died of cancer last year, but was a controversial choice because of his past involvement in employment discrimination lawsuits filed by women. Days after he was appointed, reports emerged of disparaging comments about women that he made on a podcast eight years ago, heaping pressure on the 46-year-old and his bosses at Sony Pictures Television. “It pains me that these past incidents and comme…

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