REPORT: FOX News Settles With Gretchen Carlson for $20 Million in Lawsuit Against Roger Ailes

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Former FOX News anchor Gretchen Carlson will receive a $20 million settlement from her sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox head Roger Ailes, according to a report from Vanity Fair — a report that has been confirmed by 21st Century Fox, the parent company of FOX News.

In addition to the massive settlement, FOX News will make an unprecedented public apology to Gretchen Carlson, according to the VF report that also states that the leading cable news network has also reached a settlement with two other women.

Carlson abruptly left the network in July, stunning the political world with accusations against the formerly respected Ailes, who created the network twenty years ago with the funding of Rupert Murdock, who gave the longtime political operative almost complete autonomy to run the most successful cable news network in history.

 

While Ailes has previously vehemently denied any wrongdoing, last month news surfaced that Carlson reportedly had audio tapes that confirm Roger Ailes’ sexual harassment against Gretchen Carlson.

Over two dozen women have reportedly come forward in separate accusations against Roger Ailes, including co-host and rising star Andrea Tantaros, whose separate lawsuit against Ailes call FOX News a “sex-fueled, playboy mansion-like cult.

Last week, Fox called Tantaros an “opportunist,” rather than a victim.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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