GRETCHEN CARLSON SUES FOX NEWS CEO ROGER AILESJULY 7, 2016 - Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson files a sexual harassment lawsuit against network CEO Roger Ailes, claiming she was fired for refusing his advances. (4:15)
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Gretchen Carlson Isn’t Alone: A History Of Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Roger Ailes And Fox News - Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes -- alleging he “retaliated against” her because she would not have a “sexual relationship with him” -- is only the latest in a long line of sexual harassment complaints and lawsuits against the network’s executives and on-air personalities.Think Progress;
Gretchen Carlson Filed A Sexual Harassment Lawsuit. Now Her Former Fox Coworkers Are On The Attack.
Days after former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against CEO Roger Ailes alleging sexual harassment and gender discrimination, many of her former coworkers publicly spoke out against her and tried to call her story into question. Prominent voices at the network have called the suit “BS,” saying it doesn’t have “a ring of truth” and is “just not in keeping” with their experiences of Ailes.
A number of female hosts cast doubt on the lawsuit by claiming they have never themselves been harassed by Ailes. Greta Van Susteren, a Fox News host, told People, “I’ve often been alone with Roger Ailes in his office over the course of 15 years and I’ve never seen anything like what I’m reading about in the papers and the magazine.”
6 More Women Allege That Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Them
Fox News host Gretchen Carlson may be the highest-profile woman toaccuse Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, but she is not the first. In my2014 biography of the Fox News chief, I included interviews with four women who told me Ailes had used his position of power to make either unwanted sexual advances or inappropriate sexual comments in the office.
And it appears Carlson won’t be the last, either. In recent days, more than a dozen women have contacted Carlson’s New Jersey–based attorney, Nancy Erika Smith, and made detailed allegations of sexual harassment by Ailes over a 25-year period, dating back to the 1960s, when he was a producer on The Mike Douglas Show. “These are women who have never told these stories until now,” Smith told me. “Some are in a lot of pain.” Taken together, these stories portray Ailes as a boss who spoke openly of expecting women to perform sexual favors in exchange for job opportunities. “He said that’s how all these men in media and politics work — everyone’s got their friend,” recalled Kellie Boyle, who says Ailes propositioned her in 1989, shortly after he helped George H.W. Bush become president by serving as his chief media strategist.
Six of the women agreed to speak with New York publicly for the first time. Two spoke on the record; the others requested anonymity for reasons that include shame and fear of retribution. “I didn’t tell my husband, it was so mortifying,” said Marsha Callahan, a former model who says Ailes harassed her in the late ’60s, shortly before he would become Richard Nixon’s media adviser.
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