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Gretchen Carlson Wins Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Regarding FAUX News’ Roger Ailes

September 6, 2016

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.

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  1. September 6, 2016 7:18 PM

    Consider what Carlson is to be paid — $20 million BEFORE the cut for her lawyers and before taxes. Compare it to Ailes’ departure settlement of $40 million and his continued “consulting” relationship and compensation. I would have hoped Carlson would have gotten more money — particularly since she had digital recordings of Ailes demanding sexual favors.

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