Friday, 15 December, 2017

Former Fox Booker Says Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her for 20 Years

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Cecilia Poole | 21 November, 2016, 03:42

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson spoke out on ABC's 20/20 tonight about past sexual harassment she's faced over the course of her career.

"We're still in an environment where you're not going to be believed", she said.

Megyn Kelly was already finished writing her memoir, "Settle For More", when she made a decision to add an entire new, painful chapter - her account of sexual harassment from her former boss and Fox News chairman, Roger Ailes.

Laurie Luhn made headlines after she came forward to accuse Fox News mogul Roger Ailes, 76, of sexually harassing her for almost 20 years. Carlson filed suit against Ailes in July after Fox News failed to renew her contract. An internal investigation by an outside firm was also conducted.

Luhn said that the threat of blackmail was always evident, and Ailes would take photos of her and refer to them as his insurance policy to keep her loyal to him. "I worked tirelessly to promote and advance her career, as Megyn herself admitted to Charlie Rose".

"He tried to kiss me three times", Kelly said. "He would have me get down on my knees and tell me, "You know what you are, Laurie".

Over the weekend, Carlson called on men to join the fight to end sexual harassment in a poignant op-ed published in The New York Times.

ABC News said it's Carlson's first television interview about the sexual harassment she endured through her life. Despite her compliance with the documents, Laurie chose to speak up and tell her story after many other women came forward with their own alleged stories of sexual assault by Roger. "And if you didn't, you would hear about it, usually directly from him", she added. He publicly attacked her on TV and Twitter after Kelly asked him a tough question about his treatment of women in a Republican primary debate. He said he'd once considered Luhn a friend but asserted that the "stories she is telling now are fabrications built on half-truths and outright lies". "Come over here." Ailes asked her to perform oral sex, she said.

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