Roger Ailes denies sexual harrassment, claims Gretchen Carlson filed lawsuit over contract

Roger Ailes denies sexual harrassment, claims Gretchen Carlson filed lawsuit over contract

Roger Ailes denies sexual harrassment, claims Gretchen Carlson filed lawsuit over contract

On Thursday, Bloomberg Politics released a supercut of footage from Carlson's time co-hosting Fox & Friends that highlights her male co-hosts repeatedly commenting on her appearance, gender and clothing. Nevertheless, the parent company issued a statement late Wednesday.

But Ailes said in a Wednesday evening statement that the allegations are "false". Carlson also noted that other people at the channel - she names former "Fox & Friends" co-host Steve Doocy - also contributed to the problem. Van Susteren said she never socialized with Carlson, but did work with her on special events and appeared regularly on Carlson's show.

"Carlson said in her suit that women in the newsroom who did not complain about harassment or rebuff his sexual advances" benefitted from more promotions and support. Obviously, she wants this news out there. Carlson refused his advances, and believes that eventually led to her contract not getting renewed.

His statement concluded, "This defamatory lawsuit is not only offensive, it is wholly without merit and will be defended vigorously". Because he says he's watched Fox News plenty.

Carlson is not the only woman to be treated this way.

Fox News has persistently denied allegations brought by "Fox & Friends" host Carlson, who says that she was sacked after she refused Mr. Ailes offer for a smoother path at Fox in exchange for sex.

In a statement, 21st Century Fox said: "We take these matters seriously".

In a statement, she called the lawsuit "a hard step to take", but said, "I had to stand up for myself and speak out for all women and the next generation of women in the workplace".

"Gretchen respects and admires her former female colleagues and wishes them continued success", Smith and Hyman said. "The facts I know are that this is not the Roger Ailes I've ever heard about or seen". "What he's going to find is that in America at least, and maybe around the world, the tide is turning on this kind of treatment of women". Handsome dress. You look wonderful", Eric Bolling says at one point, while Brian Kilmeade is shown talking about whether the show is too hot before saying: "But Gretchen is really too hot.

"Laura, now you know what I go through", Carlson says.

"'This is making me uncomfortable, ' Ross recalled telling Ailes". Those close to Chetry vehemently denied she wanted Carlson fired. The piece did not discuss experiences at Fox. Though the lawyers declined to reveal whether they were in possession of a recording, they told POLITICO in an interview they are "very confident" in their evidence.

Not on the video is Roger Ailes, CEO and chairman of Fox, the defendant in her lawsuit.

Carlson is asking for compensation regarding punitive damages, mental anguish, services of lawyers, and "reimbursement for negative tax consequences resulting from a jury verdict", said USA Today. The lawsuit was filed in New Jersey's Bergen County, where Ailes owns a home.

But for anyone who actually watches Fox News, like he and his Daily Show staff are forced to do out of professional obligation, Noah said none of this should "come as a surprise".

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