6 More Women Accuse FOX CEO of Sexual Harassment
The allegations from Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson are shedding light on a prominent issue in media.
1. 6 More Women Are Accusing Roger Ailes of Sexual Harassment
The Short of It:
Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox News anchor best known for her roles in FOX shows' The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson and Fox & Friends, recently filed a lawsuit against Fox News CEO, Roger Ailes after accusing him of firing her for refusing his sexual advances. Since the allegations of sexual harassment from the former anchor, over a dozen women have come forward to accuse Ailes of similar misconduct and behavior.
The Longer Version of It:
After being let go from her position at the conservative network on June 23rd, the Fox & Friends anchor filed a lawsuit against the news CEO for sexual harassment and for ultimately terminating her from the network because she had turned down his advances. Among the multiple allegations cited in her suit, Carlson accuses Ailes of making suggestions that a sexual relationship between the two would benefit her career, putting his has hands her, making comments about her body, and asking her to turn around in his presence so that he "could view her posterior."
Now, New York Magazine has published a series of sex interviews with six different women who are accuse Ailes of sexual misconduct. Many of the allegations date back to decades before all of this happened. Two of the women in the interviews provided their full names to be published while four others requested anonymity.
Aides and his attorneys have filed a motion in federal court requesting to redirect Carlson's lawsuit to arbitration so that witnesses will be blocked from being called into court.
As more women come forward with allegations against Ailes, something about this rings very familiar to the accusations of rape and assault of comedian Bill Cosby and the long list of other high positioned or well known men in the media. The sad reality of these allegations is that they aren't anything new to Hollywood or the world of news media, it's just that the voices of the hundreds of victims have just been slapped with duck tape for the sake of conveniences and tolerance for rich and powerful household names.