TV newsreader Lisa's pain over suspension.Byline: RICHARD SMITH
NEWSREADER A client program that is used to read messages from Internet-based discussion groups (the venerable Usenet) or syndication feeds such as RSS and Atom. Some programs provide a search and organization tool for both newsgroups and feeds as well as local e-mail messages, contacts and other Lisa Aziz Lisa Aziz (born 1 September 1962) is a British news presenter who is currently the co-presenter of the Bristol based ITV West nightly weekday news program The West Tonight. revealed that she "drew all the curtains for a week" after being suspended from her pounds 150,000-a-year ITV (1) See interactive TV.
(2) (iTV) The code name for Apple's video media hub (see Apple TV). job over expenses allegations.
The presenter last night said her bosses were guilty of sex discrimination, race discrimination, ageism ageism Geriatrics A bias or belief that may be held by a health care provider that depression, forgetfulness, and other disorders are a normal part of aging and that older individuals will not benefit from treatment of mental disorders. Cf elderly. and "crass cost-cutting".
They accuse her of fiddling claims involving a total of about pounds 200.
The single mum-of-two, who appears on ITV's West Country Tonight programme in Bristol, has not been on screen for a month.
She said: "I sat on my sofa crying for 12 hours solid. I drew all the curtains for a week. I'm upset but not prepared to be walked over." She has called in a lawyer to fight her case and added: "The biggest amount I'm accused of claiming is pounds 60 for a haircut. If I'd walked out with two laptops under my arm I would have said 'fair cop' but this is ludicrous."
Lisa, 47, joined TV-am in 1987 and in 1993 became the first Asian news presenter on TV when she moved to Sky.
An ITV spokesman said: "We never comment on ongoing investigations and we follow established and recognised employment procedures. We vehemently deny any allegations relating to discrimination and will vigorously defend our position."The biggest amount I'm accused of claiming is pounds 60 for a haircut. It's ludicrous NEWSREADER LISA AZIZ
WORKPLACE Bristol studios of ITV West LINE-UP Lisa , second left, at TV-am in 1991 with Lorraine Kelly, centre, and Ulrika Jonsson, far right BATTLE Lisa has called in a lawyer to fight her case