This is a sad way to end a long career at FOX News but Gretchen Carlson is in the middle of a mess claiming that Roger Ailes sexually harassed her. She was fired! Who knew?
Gretchen Carlson has filed a sexual harassment suit against her Fox News boss Roger Ailes.
The popular host of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson alleges that she was let go on June 23 after 11 years with the network for refusing to sleep with Ailes.
Carlson writes in her court filing about a conversation she had with Ailes last September in which he allegedly said to her: ‘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.’
The conversation allegedly came when Carlson went to speak with Ailes about what she believed were discriminatory practices at the network.
Carlson posted on Facebook Wednesday morning: ‘As you may have heard, I am no longer with Fox News. I value your support and friendship, especially now, so please stay in touch with me. I value your support and friendship, especially now, so please stay in touch with me.’
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Carlson also claims in her complaint that Ailes called her a ‘man hater’ and accused her of wanting to ‘show up the boys’ when she complained about what she alleges was diminishing treatment and ‘pervasive sexual harassment’ by co-host Steve Doocy.
That is why she was fired from the marquee show in 2013 and placed as the host of her own afternoon show, claims Carlson in her complaint.
Carlson also alleges that her compensation was decreased at this time as well by the network.
‘We believe that the evidence will confirm that Gretchen was fired from Fox & Friends for speaking up about demeaning and discriminatory behavior on and off the set,’ said Nancy Erika Smith of Smith Mullin PC, who is representing Carlson.
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