T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach are ready for a potential fight with ABC in the event that they lose their jobs over their relationship.
According to TMZ, the couple has obtained high-powered lawyers to represent them if things get litigious.
Amy and T.J. were taken off the air in December after their romance became front-page news. Sources told TMZ that they have not been officially told why they were yanked from "GMA3," particularly given that they were initially told no disciplinary action would be taken. Shortly after, though, ABC launched an internal investigation into the consensual romance.
The new report said race could become a factor if T.J. and Amy are fired or left off the air. One question that will be asked, the website said, is: "Has ABC ever used the morals or conduct clause to fire or discipline 2 consenting adults at equal levels when both were white?"
Should ABC discipline T.J. and Amy, it could have huge repercussions on in their reputations and financial future.
There is question as to whether the couple alerted ABC of the romance in a timely enough manner, but that seems to be a subjective argument — what's timely for one person, might not be timely for another.
"Are you supposed to inform your boss when you catch feelings?," one source asked.
Page Six said the two are "likely out" at "GMA3," but Amy could still salvage her future with the network.
"They have not been terminated yet, but I don't expect T.J. to be on again," a source the New York Post's gossip section. "They do want Amy to stay and be a part of things there, but likely not on 'GMA3.'"