Gretchen Carlson accuses FOX CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment. Is the network in trouble? | The Tylt
Former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson is suing her old boss, Fox CEO Roger Ailes, for sexual harassment and wrongful termination.
Will this harassment lawsuit damage Fox News?
According to Politico, the suit puts the Fox CEO in a very bad light indeed, claiming Ailes' harassment ranged "from lewd innuendo, ogling and remarks about Ms. Carlson’s body to demands for sex as a way for her to improve her job standing:"
"We believe that the evidence will confirm that Gretchen was fired from ‘Fox & Friends’ for speaking up about demeaning and discriminatory behavior on and off the set,” Nancy Erika Smith, employment litigator at Smith Mullin P.C., who is representing Carlson, said in a statement.
And sources at Fox corroborate Carlson's complaint, saying she was taken off Fox and Friends after complaining about co-host Steve Doocy's sexist treatment of her.
But Ailes' defenders have already accused Carlson of suing just because she was bitter over being terminated. Bill O'Reilly, one of the network's biggest stars, was also sued for sexual harassment and walked away relatively unscathed with his fan base. Will having the CEO accused of harassment really impact the network?
Will Fox suffer? Or will viewers ignore Carlson's claims and just keep viewing?
Gretchen Carlson accuses FOX CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment. Is the network in trouble?