Andrea Tantaros’s lawsuit against Roger Ailes has gone from gross to absolutely disgusting. Not only has Andrea accused the former Fox News CEO of sexually harassing her, she also claims he made horribly racist comments about Stacey Dash, Harris Faulkner and more!
In Andrea’s lawsuit, filed on Aug. 22, the 37-year-old ex-Fox News personality claims Roger, 76, routinely referred to Stacey, 49, as “the black girl,” according to The Root. Not only that, Roger allegedly called Kimberly Guilfoyle, 47, a co-host of The Five, a “Puerto Rican whore.” Whoa.
Roger also allegedly said some nasty things about The Five’s Dana Perino, 44, and Fox Report anchor Harris Faulkner, 50, per Mediaite. According to the suit, Roger made his outrageous remarks during a Aug. 2014 meeting with Andrea, openly wondering “Is Dana a lesbian?” before warning that “Harris has to be careful. She has the tendency to look like the angry black woman.”
Wow. Just, wow. As if Andrea’s lawsuit couldn’t get any more shocking. The former co-host of The Five claims that Roger constantly sexually harassed her while she was at Fox News – and that he wasn’t the only one! She has also accused Bill O’Reilly, 66, of harassment, saying he invited her his home for a “very private” night after allegedly saying he thought of her as “a wild girl.” Gross.
Andrea also says she was suspended for complaining about Roger’s alleged inappropriate sexual behavior, though Fox News says she was taken off the air for failing to follow Fox’s protocol when she posed for the slightly-risqué cover of her book, Tied Up In Knots. Andrea has shot down the cable network’s claims, saying that while Fox News pretends to be for “family values,” it actually functions like a sex-fueled, misogynistic cult!
Gretchen Carlson, 50, might agree, as Andrea’s allegations echo those of the former Fox & Friends co-host. Gretchen has accused Roger of years of endless sexual harassment and she also claims she was fired when she complained about his behavior. Will Stacey join Andrea and Gretchen in blasting Roger, or will the conservative commentator stand up for her former boss?
What do you think about the allegations that Roger made racist comments about Stacey and other Fox News staff, HollywoodLifers?