Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Sexual Harassment at Fox News

Katherine Krueger is among those who are shocked, SHOCKED to learn that sexual harassment occurred at Fox News on Talking Points Memo.

Gretchen Carlson, until last month a Fox News host, alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that Fox News boss Roger Ailes fired her from the network after she rebuffed his sexual advances for months.

The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Bergen County, where Ailes lives. The Fox News chairman is the only defendant named in the suit.
According to the civil complaint, Ailes began "ostracizing, marginalizing, and shunning" Carlson when she refused to have a sexual relationship with him. When Carlson met with Ailes to discuss her treatment in September 2015, he told her, "I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago," and said "sometimes problems are easier to solve" that way, the complaint alleged.
Nine months later, Carlson confirmed online that she is was no longer employed by Fox.
As a "Fox & Friends" co-host in 2009, Carlson reported co-host Steve Doocy to her supervisor for fostering a hostile work environment by engaging in a pattern of "severe and pervasive sexual harassment" of Carlson, the complaint said.

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