Laurence Fox pictured for the first time since GB news suspension over vile rant about journalist Ava Evans | The Sun

TV STAR Laurence Fox has stepped out for the first time since he was suspended for his vile on-air rant about a female journalist.

The embattled Covid conspiracy theorist was spotted at a London protest days after claiming no "self-respecting man" would "climb into bed" with journalist Ava Evans.

The former actor, who was axed from his presenting role on Thursday, joined protesters near Honor Oak Pub in south east London on Saturday.

Photographs show Fox wielding a microphone as he was flanked by police officers at the event.

Protests at the pub frequently erupt into violent clashes between demonstrators and the trans community.

It comes days after the former actor sparked outrage during a live interview with GB News host Dan Wootton.

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The live discussion about PoliticsJOE reporter Evans was sparked by her views on why the UK shouldn't create a 'minister for men' to tackle a mental health crisis.

In a BBC Politics Live episode on Monday, Evans said the issue impacted all people and such a role would  "make an enemy out of women".

This prompted Fox to bite back during his GB News segment which resulted in a vicious, personal takedown of Evans.

"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," he said.

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"That little woman has been fed, spoon-fed oppression day after day after day…

"We need powerful, strong, amazing women who make great points for themselves, we don't need these sort of feminist 4.0…

"They're pathetic and embarrassing. Who'd want to s**g that?"

Evans later said the segment made her feel “physically sick”.

She said on a JOE podcast this week: "I just think it speaks to a wider power dynamic that is sort of falling away now but definitely used to be there in the last few years."

Hours after his comments were broadcast, GB News formally suspended Fox from appearing on the channel.

A statement read: "GB News has formally suspended Laurence Fox while we continue our investigation into comments he made on the channel last night.

"Mr Fox's suspension is effective immediately and he has been taken off air.

"We will be apologising formally to Ms Evans today."

Piers Morgan also slammed Fox's comments, saying: "Ava is a very talented journalist and delightful person.

"Fox is a disgusting piece of misogynist trash."

Wootton was also later suspended along with a third presenter Reverend Calvin Robinson.

On Friday morning, GB News boss Angelos Frangopoulos apologised to Ms Evans for the comments, stating they "should not have gone to air".

Ofcom said it would launch an investigation after an onslaught of complaints.



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A spokesperson for the TV regulator said: "We can confirm we've received a number of complaints about comments made by Laurence Fox on GB News last night.

"We are assessing these complaints against our broadcast rules and will publish the outcome as quickly as possible."

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