This is so wrong. Gretchen Carlson has filed a lawsuit against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes for allegedly sexually harassing her, and the network is now trying to debunk her claims by releasing a series of letters that Gretchen wrote to Roger after their reported Sept. meeting took place.
The legal battle between Gretchen Carlson, 50, and FOX News CEO Roger Ailes, 76, continues to turn nasty. It’s been revealed that the former Fox News host sent handwritten letters to Roger, begging him for airtime — starting one week after the date Gretchen claims Roger directly proposed they have sex, according to her lawsuit. Read on to see how Roger and his network are trying to use the letters to incriminate Gretchen!
Fox News provided a series of letters to TheWrap, and they show that Carlson pleaded with Ailes for more airtime in the period following the date she alleges he proposed they strike up a sexual relationship. “I’d love to stay at Fox & show you everything that I can do,” Carlson wrote in a letter dated Sept. 21. As we previously knew, Carlson claims in her suit that Ailes directly asked her on Sept. 16, “I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago.” Awful.
“I’ve been a loyal employee who’s [sic] worked really hard at Fox for more than 10 years,” Carlson adds in the Sept. letter. TheWrap reports that these letters can help the network in their legal defense by bringing up the question of why Carlson would “want to work for someone she accuses of repeatedly harassing her”. What a mess.
“I hope you’ll reconsider me filling in for Greta [Van Susteren] or Megyn [Kelly]. Last [night] Sandra Smith filled in for MK. Why not me?” Carlson asked in another letter from Oct. 9, signing it with a smiley face. “Maybe for the next debate you could incorporate my experience, smarts & wit — on stage — or doing the FoxNews.com analysis after,”Carlson wrote in a letter from Nov. 11. “I know I wouldn’t let you down.” You can click through our gallery to read the rest of the letters.
Carlson has filed a shocking eight-page sexual harassment lawsuit that claims Ailes made “sexual advances by various means” and that he “injected sexual and/or sexist comments” into conversations between them. She also made bombshell claims about her former co-host, Steve Doocy, alleging that he created a “hostile work environment” for her by shunning her off-air and mocking her during commercial breaks. As we’ve told you, Carlson could win up to $100 million once this goes to court.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Gretchen’s letters to Roger?