Fox has fired a veteran executive who used her company email account to ask for donations for loved ones of passengers on the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Darlene Tipton emailed a woman whose boyfriend was aboard the plane to propose a fundraising effort, though company spokesman Scott Grogin said Mrs Tipton's "conduct and communications" violated company policy. Which is crazy.

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Ms Tipton - who has been confirmed to have left the company - said her hopes to continue her drive for donations for the Malaysian airlines families, soliciting contributions through a fundraising website. She has held numerous senior positions at Fox, including vice-president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group.

"We want to raise money for families, to give them immediate relief," Tipton said during a phone interview with the Huffington Post, from her Los Angeles home. "Otherwise, they could be in court for years."

"If they're getting money through contributions," she said, "it isn't right for them to seek money through legal channels, too."

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 was a Boeing 777 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The plane lost radio contact and disappeared, with searches still continuing. On Saturday, teams began searches of a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed.

Ms Tipton's husband, Ken Tipton, a writer and producer said his wife plans to sue Fox for wrongful termination. 

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