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Mike Richards out as producer of ‘Jeopardy!’ over comments on Jews, others

Producer Mike Richards poses in the pressroom at the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards, on May 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Producer Mike Richards poses in the pressroom at the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards, on May 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES — Mike Richards is out as executive producer of “Jeopardy!,” days after he exited as the quiz show’s newly appointed host because of past misogynistic and other comments, including about Jews.

Richards is also no longer executive producer of “Wheel of Fortune,” according to a memo to staff that was confirmed by Sony, which produces both of the shows.

“We had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host position at Jeopardy! it would have minimized the disruption and internal difficulties we have all experienced these last few weeks. That clearly has not happened,” Suzanne Prete, an executive with the game shows, says in the memo.

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