Murdoch empire bigwig Ailes accused of sexual harassment

This video from the USA says about itself:

Gretchen Carlson is Ugly According to Sexist Fox News Chief Ailes

14 January 2014

More on Roger Ailes‘ views of women are coming out of the unauthorized “The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News and Divided a Country” biography. This is what he thinks of his own female employees.

By Michael Calderone, Senior Media Reporter, The Huffington Post in the USA:

Former Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against Roger Ailes

She also claims co-host Steve Doocy engaged in a pattern of condescending treatment.

07/06/2016 12:23 pm ET

NEW YORK — Former “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson alleged in an explosive lawsuit filed Wednesday that Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes fired her for rebuffing his sexual advances and challenging a sexist newsroom culture.

Carlson, who spent 11 years at the network, described being ostracized and marginalized by Fox News for pushing back against condescending treatment. After seven and a half years as a co-host on “Fox & Friends,” the top-rated cable morning news show, Carlson was reassigned in 2013 to an early afternoon time slot. Fox News terminated her employment on June 23.

In the suit, Carlson claims she tried addressing what she considered to be discriminatory treatment during a September 2015 meeting with Ailes, who allegedly responded that their problems could have been better solved if they had a sexual relationship.

“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,” Ailes told Carlson, according to the suit.

In the suit, Carlson accused Ailes, one of the most powerful figures in media and Republican politics, of engaging in persistently sexist behavior. She said he ogled her in his office, asked her to turn around to view her backside, and commented repeatedly on her outfits and her legs.

She also said “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy engaged in a “pattern and practice of severe and pervasive sexual harassment” that included “mocking her during commercial breaks, shunning her off air, refusing to engage with her on air, belittling her contributions to the show.”

Carlson said she complained about Doocy creating a hostile work environment back in September 2009.

Fox News Sources: Gretchen Carlson Wasn’t The First Roger Ailes Victim. “He told me that if he was thinking of hiring a woman, he’d ask himself if he would fuck her, and if he would, then he’d hire her to be on-camera”: here.

Can the Murdochs Contain the Damage From the Ailes Investigation? Here.

11 thoughts on “Murdoch empire bigwig Ailes accused of sexual harassment

  1. Yesterday, the head of Fox News was hit with a major sexual harassment lawsuit by Gretchen Carlson, a longtime host for the network.1

    Carlson was fired after she complained about harassment in the newsroom and refused CEO Roger Ailes’ sexual advances. Now, Fox News is claiming it will do an internal review of the allegations.2 But Ailes, a serial sexual harasser who has offered promotions for sex and requires female news anchors to display their legs, has yet to face any consequences.3

    If Fox News does not suspend Ailes, they’re sending a message that sexual harassment and the abuse of women is OK in their workplace. Public pressure, starting with your signature, will push the network to get rid of Ailes–sending a powerful message that sexism anywhere won’t be tolerated.

    Tell Fox Networks Group: Suspend Roger Ailes immediately, and conduct a thorough investigation into Fox News to guarantee all employees are safe from sexual harassment and retaliation.
    Sign the petition

    According to the lawsuit, Ailes told Carlson they “should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago” after she approached him to complain about harassment in the Fox News newsroom.4 All people, regardless of where they sit on the political spectrum, deserve to work in a safe and harassment free workplace and Carlson needs our support.

    But you can bet Ailes and Fox News will try to ignore this instead of holding him accountable–unless we say something about it. Carlson’s lawsuit could be a catalyst for deep change at Fox News. Let’s make an example of Ailes and Fox News and make a huge statement against sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond.

    Will you sign the petition demanding Fox News to suspend Ailes and protect its employees from harassment?

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kaili, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Ryan, Shannon, Megan, Kaytee, and Libby, the UltraViolet team


    1. Gretchen Carlson of Fox News Files Harassment Suit Against Roger Ailes, New York Times, July 6, 2016

    2. Fox conducting review of Roger Ailes after Gretchen Carlson sexual harassment lawsuit, CNN Money, July 6, 2016

    3. Gretchen Carlson Reportedly Files “Sexual Harassment/Retaliation Lawsuit” Against Roger Ailes, Media Matters For America, July 6, 2016

    4. Gretchen Carlson files sexual harassment suit against Fox’s Ailes, USA Today, July 7, 2016


  2. BREAKING: the Fox News sexual harassment scandal just got worse–another host, Megyn Kelly, reported she was also harassed by Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.1

    Tweet at 21st Century Fox and demand Roger Ailes be fired.

    Kelly is now the second prominent Fox host to come out against Ailes. Fox executives will likely make a decide whether to fire or keep Ailes in the next few days. We need to convince them that the public wants them to get rid of Ailes immediately.

    Nearly 50,000 UltraViolet members signed the petition demanding Ailes’s removal. Fox is clearly under a ton of pressure–let’s make sure they hear us. Can you tweet and demand they fire Ailes?

    It’s always best to tweet in your own words, but here are some to get you started:

    .@21CF is considering firing @FoxNews sexist harasser-in-chief Roger Ailes. Do the right thing!

    Both Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson were harassed by Ailes. @21CF needs to get rid of him.

    Folks at @21CF need to clean up @FoxNews sexist culture. Fire Ailes!

    .@FoxNews CEO Roger Ailes has harassed dozens of women. What’s @21CF going to do about it?

    Keeping creeps like Roger Ailes is NOT ok @21CF.

    Thanks for taking action!

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kaili, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, and Libby, the Ultraviolet Action team


    1. Murdochs Have Decided to Remove Roger Ailes — the Only Question Now Is When, NY Magazine, July 18, 2016

    Sources: Megyn Kelly Told Murdoch Investigators That Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her, NY Magazing, July 19, 2016


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