The truth continues to come out about T.J. Holmes’ professional character.
The disgraced “GMA3” co-host is facing new allegations of misconduct with a former employee.
According to a new explosive report, Holmes reportedly had an affair with a 24-year-old new hire in 2015.
T.J. Holmes Allegedly Had Affair With 24-year-Old ABC News Employee
He had been married to his estranged wife, Marilee Fiebig, for five years at that point.
Daily Mail reports the young female’s name is Jasmin Pettaway. At the time of their affair, Jasmin was 24 and Holmes was still a correspondent for ABC. He had not secured his spot as an anchor or host.
An anonymous “well-placed” source dished to the outlet, “He was a predator who took full advantage of his position, and he was reckless.”
It was Jasmin’s “first real job in television, and it was a big deal for her. She was looking for a mentor and she reached out to several people.”
Jasmin Pettaway Claims SheLooked Up To Holmes As A Mentor Before It Got Sexual
Holmes happened to be the only responsive person, and they worked on the same shift.
Jasmin was a script coordinator at the time.
“He absolutely abused the position of trust,” the source continued. “Holmes was someone who would grab drinks and he and Jasmin started doing that. You must remember he was a correspondent at the time and he’s taking time to speak to her about work or whatever. I don’t know how long that had been going on before it got sexual, but I do know the first time it did was in his office, and he was about to go on air in a couple of hours.”
Holmes Reportedly Abused His Position Of Power
One time Holmes allegedly called Pettaway into his office and she found him drinking liquor.
“There’s like an atmosphere shift, almost an expectation that something’s going to happen, and it did,” the anonymous source explained. “They had sex and I know she was confused afterwards as to what it meant. That kind of ‘Did that just really happen?’ feeling. I mean that’s pretty risky behavior on his part.”
Another encounter Holmes and Jasmin reportedly had happened outside of the office at a public bar.
He got “handsy” with his co-worker and didn’t appear bothered if anyone saw.
“He just didn’t seem to care. You know he’s wearing his ring. He has a wife, he has a relatively high-profile job, but he wasn’t acting like he was concerned about either of those things at the time,” the source noted.
Holmes eventually dropped Jasmin as his side piece after several months of hooking up.
“Jasmin was a beautiful girl and he had it all on his terms. He was interested and then he wasn’t,” said the source. “This was a young woman, starting out in a difficult industry, looking for role models and mentors and she got T.J. No-one talked about abuse of power back then, but stuff happened.”
It’s Been Said Holmes Has Had Multiple Affairs With Co-Workers
Jasmin continued to work at ABC in New York until 2016. She later moved to Cleveland, Ohio to work at the network’s local affiliate.
In a 2021 online interview with Ohio Voyage, Jasmin reflected on her time at ABC in NYC and her departure.
She noted ABC’s “toxic work environment really damaged my self-esteem.”
Holmes had additional affairs with ABC staffers including his “GMA3” co-host Amy Robach.