News Tantaros sues Fox News, Ailes for sexual harassment

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  1. rory

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    Tantaros sues Fox News, Ailes for sexual harassment





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    Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros filed a lawsuit alleging she was sexually harassed by Fox News chief Roger Ailes as well as other executives. USA TODAY

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    USA TODAY

    Report: Fox's Tantaros claims harassment by Ailes


    Fox News said it doesn't comment on pending litigation. Ailes' lawyer, Susan Estrich, couldn't be reached for comment.

    In early July, former Fox News broadcaster Gretchen Carlson sued Ailes for sexual harassment, claiming the 76-year old executive decided not to renew her contract after she refused to sleep with him. She also alleged Ailes ignored her reports of "disparaging treatment in the newsroom.”

    Ailes has denied the allegations. After an internal investigation by 21st Century Fox, the parent of Fox News, Ailes stepped down July 22 and left the company with a $40 million severance package. Carlson's lawsuit, filed only against Ailes, is ongoing.

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    Fox News names Abernethy, Shine as co-presidents, CFO Kranz retires


    Since Carlson's lawsuit, other Fox News female employees have come forward with sexual harassment complaints or public support of Carlson. Among them was Megyn Kelly, one of Fox News' most heavily promoted prime-time anchors, who told Fox's investigators she, too, had been sexually harassed by Ailes.

    After Ailes left, Fox News overhauled its management by naming Shine and Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations, as co-presidents, reporting directly to Rupert Murdoch, co-executive chairman of the board of 21st Century Fox.

    In her lawsuit, Tantaros claims Ailes allegedly asked her for a hug and told her to “turn around so I can get a good look at you.” Ailes also allegedly commented that Tantaros would “look good in a bikini.” Ailes also allegedly asked Tantaros about the sexual relationships of other Fox News employees.

    Tantaros, known for her vociferously conservative politics, says she complained “multiple" times to senior Fox executives, including Shine, Scott and Brandi about Ailes’ behavior. In a meeting in spring 2015, Shine allegedly told Tantaros that Ailes was a “very powerful man” and that she “needed to let this one go,” her lawsuit says. Once her complaints were revealed to management, she was taken off the air, Tantaros says.

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    Ailes' departure poses unexpected challenges for Fox


    Shine has said Tantaros never complained to him about Ailes sexually harassing her. Brandi sent a letter to Tantaros' lawyer saying the network suspended her with pay because she failed to vet her 2016 book, Tied Up in Knots: How Getting What They Wanted Has Made Women Miserable, with the network. The book's cover shows Tantaros bound by ropes.

    "For Ailes did not act alone," Tantaros' lawsuit reads. "He may have been the primary culprit, but his actions were condoned by his most senior lieutenants, who engaged in a concerted effort to silence Tantaros by threats, humiliation, and retaliation."

    Tantaros also alleges Briganti placed "insulting" stories about her at various news organizations and posted negative comments about Tantaros via "sock puppet” social media accounts. A sock puppet is a deceptive online account operated by a person or company under a false identity.

    Briganti denied in a statement that she used sock puppet social media accounts.

    In the lawsuit, Tantaros says Bill O’Reilly, host of The O'Reilly Factor, sexually harassed her earlier this year by inviting her to "stay with him" on Long Island where it would be 'very private' and making other sexually suggestive comments.

    Tantaros also claims former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, who's now working for Fox News, and Fox News correspondent John Roberts made sexually inappropriate comments. She says Brown put his hands on her lower waist at lunch.

    In an e-mail to the Boston Globe, Brown said: “Her statement about our limited on air, green room interactions are false,” Brown said. “There were never any circumstances of any kind whatsoever in which I had any interaction with her or any other employee at Fox, outside the studio.”

    “In the three years I have been working there, I treat all people there the same, whether they be male or female,” Brown said.

    Roberts and O'Reilly couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

    Follow USA TODAY media reporter Roger Yu on Twitter @ByRogerYu.
     
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    This is the "trying to make a whore a woman of substance" thing, but on a professional level.

    And again, it blows up in mens' faces.

    Nobody has ever tuned in to any of these bims to hear their take on things; people tune in to see what they're wearing, and to see their legs and cleavage. But Fox and Ailes are going to have to pay them millions of dollars because of and to maintain the illusion that they were hired based on their :quote:talent:quote:.

    Should men harass women at work? No. They should harass them before they get the job, and make that a condition of the job!

    And get that shit in writing!

    As crazy and demeaning as that sounds, they wouldn't miss a beat. You'd have women lining up around the corner to take that deal, if it could be kept secret.

    I'm sick of it. I'm sick of it in sports coverage, and I'm sick of it in "news" coverage. If you dress like a whore, you're a whore. Pick a side; professionalism, or "showin' off the goods". You don't get both.
     
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    No more hot TV personalities
     
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    There's a segment this month on Real Sports about women sportscasters. Most of the women realize why they're getting hired but want to be taken seriously but I'm not so sure you can wearing a one inch miniskirt.
     
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    i would take you seriously if you were in a 1 inch miniskirt...i wouldhave to or the fucking SJW would hang me...
     
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    That actually would depend on the political leanings of the reporter. If she's conservative all hell would break loose, if she's liberal then she's "expressing her womanhood".
     
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    Ailes called Guilfoyle a puerto Rican whore because she would fuck Bolling but not him lol
     
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    in defense of whores...
     
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    Butter face? I can't decide on her.
     
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    If you think she's a butter face I want to see the chicks you're getting. You must be pulling LA 10+'s
     
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    outside of a bit too much plastic surgery, you goddamned right.
     
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    The Five used to have both her and Kimberly Guilfoyle. Who needs porn?
     
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    true. BTW, I would totally do Megyn Kelly, even with the wackadoo haircut.
     
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    Which one is she? I don't watch Fox.
     
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    Far Right

    Just like her politics
     
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    This one?

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    If so I stand my statement. And I'm 1/2 Greek so I know there's a mustache and fat ankles ready to emerge.