Fox Settles with Gretchen Carlson for $20 Million—and Is Expected to Offer an Unprecedented Apology

It has been exactly two months since Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox News anchor, sued her old boss, Roger Ailes, for sexual harassment. The suit inaugurated a frenetic series of events, not only within Fox News’s subterranean newsroom—where staffers feared for their jobs and, in one case, even the network’s future—but also throughout the media, as other women came forward to share their own stories of harassment. It all resulted in Ailes’s dramatic, and nearly mind-boggling, ouster from the news network that he co-founded 20 years ago.

  • Clink9

    For 20 million I might let the old goat have a fondle at the office Christmas party.

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  • Brett_McS

    Yet Gretchen and the others stayed on at the network and didn’t feel compelled to resign to escape the horror. Hmmm.

    • dukestreet

      Since you don’t know the personal lives and needs of these people, who are you to judge? When I was molested as a 13 yr old, along with others who worked where I did, I didn’t know what to do and said nothing until years later. As far as I know, nobody else said anything either.
      Fear is a strange thing and sometimes when someone already has power over you ( as in being your boss), You just freeze and can’t respond as people would expect. By the time I was able to look at the situation, I was an adult and felt it would be too late to do something about it.

      • Brett_McS

        These women were adults at the time, not children, yet did nothing.

        • ismiselemeas

          Victim blaming is unbecoming.

  • simus1

    Gretchen is never to be trifled with.
    Once saw some American politician mistake her for a light weight when fobbing off some question and the glare was instantaneous and thermonuclear in intensity.
    Poor man barely escaped the set without soiling himself.