Gretchen Carlson files sexual harassment suit against Fox News chief Roger Ailes

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Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, alleging that the network’s chairman and chief executive fired her after she refused to sleep with him.

According to the suit filed Wednesday in New Jersey Superior Court, Carlson alleges that she was terminated by Ailes on June 23 after she complained about a toxic workplace environment and “rebuffed his sexual advances.”  

Roger Ailes, Gretchen Carlson. (Photos: 2MK Studio/Fox News/AP, Noam Galai/Getty Images)Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Carlson called her firing “the ultimate retaliation” for refusing to sleep with the 76-year-old cable news chief.

The complaint alleges that during a meeting with Ailes last September, Carlson complained about “ongoing discriminatory and retaliatory treatment.”

“I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago and then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better,” Ailes responded Carlson, according to the complaint. “Sometimes problems are easier to solve [that way].”

“Carlson rebuffed Ailes’ sexual demands at that meeting, and nine months later, Ailes ended her career at Fox News,” the lawsuit states.

More from Carlson’s suit:

On other occasions, Mr. Ailes asked Ms. Carlson to turn around so he could view her posterior, commented repeatedly about her legs, and instructed her to wear certain outfits that he claimed enhanced her figure. “I’m sure you can do sweet nothings when you want to,” Mr. Ailes allegedly said, while lamenting that marriage was “boring” and declaring that Ms. Carlson was the one person he would want to be stranded with on a desert island.

Mr. Ailes also directed sexist comments to and about Ms. Carlson in public. … When Ms. Carlson approached Mr. Ailes to say hello at an industry event, he boasted to fellow attendees that he always stays seated when a woman approaches so she has to “bend over” to greet him. He further embarrassed Ms. Carlson, at that same event, by announcing to others, in her presence, that he had slept with three former Miss Americas, but not with her.

Carlson, 50, was crowned Miss America in 1989.

The former beauty queen, who served as co-host of “Fox & Friends,” alleges that she was removed from the morning show in 2013 and given a midday time slot after she complained to Ailes about co-host Steve Doocy’s condescending, sexist behavior toward her.

“Mr. Ailes’ response was to mock Ms. Carlson for thinking that ‘it only rains on women’ and to tell her to stop worrying about equal treatment and being ‘offended so God damned easy,’” the lawsuit states.

According to Carlson, Ailes called her a “man hater” and a “killer” who tried to “show up the boys.”

Her firing, the lawsuit states, caused her “significant economic, emotional and professional harm.”

“I have strived to empower women and girls throughout my entire career,” Carlson said in a statement announcing her lawsuit. “Although this was a difficult step to take, I had to stand up for myself and speak out for all women and the next generation of women in the workplace. I am extremely proud of my accomplishments at Fox News and for keeping our loyal viewers engaged and informed on events and news topics of the day.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/gretchen-carlson-fox-sexual-lawsuit-000000925.html

2 thoughts on “Gretchen Carlson files sexual harassment suit against Fox News chief Roger Ailes

  1. We should be able to file propaganda harassment lawsuits against the MSM.

    “I am extremely proud of my accomplishments at Fox News and for keeping our loyal viewers engaged and informed on events and news topics of the day.”

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    no comment

    1. We should be able to file propaganda harassment lawsuits against the MSM.

      I do not have a FULL answer for ya..
      I have not figured a way to touch CABLE (all private/ sue them?), but the over the air AIRWAVES I know some stuff…

      They’re on the Public Spectrum, Each station with a Corporate owned Frequency Allocation Yeah?

      Each station has a public file. Yeah? Theoretically that file could be jam packed with complaints demanding revoke of both the frequency allocation and station id.

      Only BEWARE FCC head is a POTUS appointee. ..
      This would explain that things are exactly the way they want them to be.
      I don’t know how much mileage is here, but it can’t hurt to try and really pin them back as these stations OWN the FREQUENCY, and by proxy the message that the public hears.

      That means NOBODY ELSE has 1st amendment.
      At best I would be fighting to take their words (propaganda) down

      Lately I see the fcc just make exemption laws to cover their own butt, as they jam through hairbrained for profit (fascist) ideas like broadband over powerlines vs ham radio, I would expect that if there was any success here they would attempt to shield the bad behavior somehow.

      FCC engineers don’t work for the people’s interest in the public spectrum to be managed in the BEST way anymore. They engineer to MAKE for profit companies crap work on the spectrum and damn everyone else.

      At first glance I would say, FCC is an Agency that I would have disconnected from the EXECUTIVE / POTUS, but The problem is POTUS is an oath breaker, and if it were not so, the FCC WOULD work for the public again.

      Perhaps the PUBLIC should vote for the FCC head?
      See what I am sayin? Big change Idea in my head…

      I want to see reallocation of some spectrum for experimental public spectrum (no license like a CB but ALLOWING ANY emission)

      None of that pipe dream matters with the TREASON… right now. …
      I do hope for golden years.
      But maybe one day POST TREASON YEARS someone will read this and use it as the beginning of a guide.

      I would look back (it’s getting REAL HARD TO FIND NOW) for the old FCC mission statement. (Before they expanded fake authority to **** up the internet as well)

      anyway, treason first, then other stuff..

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