Following fired former CEO Roger Ailes whopping $20 million settlement with former FOX News host Gretchen Carlson in a sexual harassment lawsuit, other FOX News personalities who formerly backed Ailes and rejected Carlson’s accusations are coming clean and expressing their regret for not believing her.
First, as we reported on earlier today, Geraldo Rivera blasted his friend, Roger Ailes, calling him a “deceitful, selfish, misogynist.” When the accusations originally became public, Rivera tweeted “I stand with Roger Ailes.”
Following Rivera’s rant, former FOX News Greta Van Susteren, who abruptly left the network last week, posted on Facebook that she regrets not believing Gretchen Carlson when her accusations were made against Ailes and directed blame towards FOX and its parent company — including the board of directors — for not properly supervising the 76-year-old Ailes, who has reportedly been accused of sexual harassment by more than two dozen women.
Van Susteren originally dismissed Carlson’s accusations, stating:
“This doesn’t have any ring of truth to me. I would have heard it. People don’t keep things silent.”
Actually, they do keep silent when they are paid millions of dollars to keep quiet.
Ironically, Van Susteren is a huge supporter of Donald Trump’s and Roger Ailes now advises Trump’s presidential campaign, and is believed to be a leading candidate to head the rumored Trump TV network, reportedly in the works to be launched should Trump lose the election to Hillary Clinton.
Sean Hannity, more than a supporter of Trump’s — more of a slobbering sycophantic cultist — originally called Gretchen Carlson’s accusations against Ailes “BS,” without having any knowledge of the situation. Hannity has yet to offer his apologies to Carlson, his former fellow FOX host.