Gretchen Carlson and other Fox News employees who have accused former CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment may finally be vindicated, according to an exciting new report. The FNC allegedly has audio tapes that prove Roger has sexually harassed multiple female employees!
One of the most damning pieces of information in Vanity Fair‘s sprawling exposé of life in Fox News “bunker” (read: newsroom) is the allegation that audio tapes exist proving Roger Ailes did, in fact, sexually harass multiple female network employees. The alleged tapes feature Roger having inappropriate conversations with the women; the existence of such tapes would give the women of Fox News, like former anchor Gretchen Carlson, the ammo they need to finally take down the resigned CEO they’ve accused of making their lives living hells.
“If they litigate the case, all the tapes will become public, directly and through others,” an anonymous Fox News source who spoke to Vanity Fair said. “Then you will have a parade of women come in. Nobody wants that.” Roger’s legal team has insisted that if any negotiation were to ever take place with Gretchen over her sexual harassment claims, it would be privately. But if the alleged tapes were released, that would mean a public — and highly publicized — trial!
Roger’s lawyer denied to Vanity Fair that the tapes exist. It’s unknown how many women are on the alleged tapes, but since Gretchen publicly accused Roger of sexual harassment, many women have come forward with their own claims. And it’s not just at Fox News. A number of women who worked with Roger dating back to the 1960s have claimed that Roger propositioned them in gross ways. It’s hard to hear. Fox News’ star anchor Megyn Kelly has now said that she too was harassed by Roger, an explosive confession in conjuncture with Gretchen’s original. Are she and Gretchen on those alleged tapes?
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