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Woman tells of racy chats with Geoff Fox

Updated 12:05 am, Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Staff reports

Zoel Kennedy, the woman who engaged in racy Facebook chats with former Fox CT meteorologist Geoff Fox, appeared on the syndicated talk show "Dr. Phil" Wednesday.

Fox was fired in November after explicit Facebook chats with Kennedy went viral. During her "Dr. Phil" segment Kennedy, a photographer, said she saw the chats as a game and "wanted to see how far he would go."

She said the online dalliance initially centered on photos she posted on Facebook. The conversations "got strange" after she changed her profile picture to resemble a Janet Jackson album cover in which the songstress' breasts are covered by a man's hands. Kennedy said she took the photo down quickly, but Fox had seen it and urged her to put it back up. Their interactions escalated from there.

The show's host, Dr. Phil McGraw, showed some of the tamer excerpts from Kennedy's racy chats with Fox, which, among other things, showed Fox exclaiming "I want to make you purr."

McGraw pointed out that the majority of the exchanges were far more graphic than the ones he was using as an example. "I would say on a scale of 1 to 10, these were about a .3."

Kennedy said she didn't know anything about Fox at the time of their chats. Fox didn't appear during the segment, which largely focused on Kennedy trying to repair her fractured relationship with her daughter, who also appeared on the episode.

A significant portion of the episode also focused on another disgraced weatherman, former Philadelphia meteorologist John Bolaris who said he became a laughingstock in the media ever since he was drugged by two women and duped out of more than $43,000.

Fox joined Fox CT in April 2011, shortly after his contract was not renewed by WTNH News 8.

Fox did not return numerous calls made to his cellphone.