Is Megyn Kelly About To Leave Fox News Too?
- Author: Zachary Reyes Sep 08, 2016,
Sep 08, 2016, 15:03
She alleged that he "sabotaged her career" because she "refused his sexual advances and complained about severe and pervasive sexual harassment".
Fox News has reached a reported $20 million settlement with former presenter Gretchen Carlson over claims she was sexually harassed by chairman Roger Ailes.
The announcement came the same day that 21st Century Fox announced a $20 million settlement deal with Gretchen Carlson, the anchorwoman who sued Ailes for sexual harassment and launched the controversy that led to his ouster.
In denying the allegations in the past, Ailes said: "Gretchen Carlson's allegations are false".
And the statement went on to say (reading) we are proud she was part of the Fox News team.
In a possibly related development, Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren said she is leaving the cable news channel, effective immediately, after more than a decade hosting an evening public affairs discussion program. Or it could be that Fox News is scapegoating Ailes, whom 21st Century Fox executives James and Lachlan Murdoch might have been eager to dismiss, anyway.
"We are grateful for Greta's many contributions over the years and wish her continued success", said Fox Network co-presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine in a joint statement.
We have news of an apology from Fox News today. To be clear, it has not been proven that others deserve to be held accountable. She said that that happened a decade ago when she was a young reporter in the D.C. bureau - outside the statute of limitations for a suit.
"Having Brit at the helm of this show will enable FOX News to continue on track to have its highest-rated year even as the network dominates the cable news landscape".
On July 21, Ailes resigned from Fox News. A few women told their stories publicly. Once Ailes left, she had a chance to leave too.
Since his ouster, Ailes's been hired by Donald Trump to oversee the Republican candidate's media strategy.
Ailes, 76, who worked on the presidential campaigns of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George HW Bush, became one of the most powerful forces in journalism and politics as the head of Fox News.