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Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson received a reported $20 million settlement and apology from Fox News over claims she was sexually harassed by CEO Roger Ailes. He resigned from Fox News in July.

21st Century Fox, parent company of Fox News, issued the following statement regarding the settlement.

“21st Century Fox is pleased to announce that it has settled Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit. During her tenure at Fox News, Gretchen exhibited the highest standards of journalism and professionalism. She developed a loyal audience and was a daily source of information for many Americans. We are proud that she was part of the Fox News team. We sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that Gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve.”

Gretchen Carlson, author of the book Getting Real and 1989 Miss America, also issued a statement:

“I am gratified that 21st Century Fox took decisive action after I filed my Complaint. I’m ready to move on to the next chapter of my life in which I will redouble my efforts to empower women in the workplace. I want to thank all the brave women who came forward to tell their own stories and the many people across the country who embraced and supported me in their #StandWithGretchen. All women deserve a dignified and respectful workplace in which talent, hard work and loyalty are recognized, revered and rewarded.”

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Former Miss America Sues Fox News CEO

Filed under: Gretchen Carlson — nyb @ 3:50 pm

Gretchen Carlson, who was let go by Fox News after her contract expired last month, has filed a lawsuit against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Carlson was Miss America in 1989 and was a Fox News host for 11 years. Her lawsuit claims that she was mistreated by male colleagues and CEO Ailes asked her for sex in order to improve her standing on the network.

 

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