Gretchen Carlson Wins Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Regarding FAUX News’ Roger Ailes
FAUX News has agreed, on behalf of Roger Ailes, to settle Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit for a stunning $20 million, Vanity Fair reports. We all can agree that Roger Ailes is a scumbag.
Though Carlson’s case is against Ailes personally, Fox is essentially his insurer for any settlement, according to two people familiar with the arrangement, and discussions between Ailes’s legal team and 21st Century Fox’s legal team became very tense regarding how much Ailes might pay in a settlement. (At press time, it was unclear how much Ailes was personally on the hook for.) As part of the language at the end of the settlement, numerous people with knowledge of the deal told me, Carlson has agreed not to bring any further legal action against other executives at Fox News, or against the company itself.