Gretchen Carlson may not have won her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes yet, but her fans definitely see her as a winner since he officially resigned from Fox on July 21. See their sweet messages of joy and congratulations, here!
What a victory! Roger Ailes stepped down from his position of CEO at Fox News Channel on July 21, following a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former anchor Gretchen Carlson. Gretchen herself was so thrilled after the news broke that he was officially leaving, and her fans feel the same way!
How can you blame them? It’s notoriously difficult for women to speak up about harassment in the work place, because they risk being ignored, not seen as a team player, further harassed, and sometimes even fired (as was true in Gretchen’s case.) However, she decided it was worth putting her job on the line to expose what was going on at Fox, and it turned out to be so worth it!
“One person can make a difference,” one fan tweeted in response to Gretchen’s statement on the resignation. Others shared their own harrowing stories of abuse, and admitted that they were finding inspiration in Gretchen’s strength to speak up. We love to see women empowering other women!
Gretchen Carlson stands by her convictions. Straight up. Stand up. Deserves respect. True American. In the best sense of the word. Period.
— Proud American! (@Replace_Wash_DC) July 21, 2016
@GretchenCarlson Wow! THe glass ceiling just collapsed thanks to you. Hillary will put the nails in the good-old-boy network in November!
— Meg Oliver (@meg_oliver) July 21, 2016
— Jake from state farm (@my2bits4u) July 21, 2016
— Moira Magneson (@roaninnish) July 21, 2016
Some of the things Gretchen alleges Roger did were truly horrible. From calling her a “man hater” when she complained about Steve Doocy treating her like a “female prop” while anchoring together to him demanding to see her backside and asking her to have sex with him, it’s all just gross. We’re so glad that this man is no longer in charge off hundreds of people at Fox if it turns out to be true!
HollywoodLifers, are you as happy as these fans that Gretchen got Roger to resign? Share your thoughts with us!