Bullying your alleged victims won’t work! That’s what Gretchen Carlson has to say in response to Fox News CEO Roger Ailes’ lawyer calling the six other women’s alleged claims of abuse, false! Get the new details here on the legal battle.
Aside from her own sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, 76, a lawyer for the Fox News CEO, claims the new harassment allegations from six other women about his client are false! But, Gretchen’s lawyers have hit back with a statement of their own saying, ‘bullying won’t work’ this time!
Things are getting very messy for Fox as this lawsuit and new allegations against the CEO are getting deeper by the day.
In a statement from Gretchen’s lawyer, she and her camp are firing back at the CEO, who has denied any and all claims against him. “Women have the right to speak out — whether Ailes likes it or not — even about trauma they endured years ago and that haunts them to this day. Calling these women liars because they chose to speak out is despicable. Bullying and threats will not silence these brave women,” was the former Fox & Friends co-host’s response to the CEO denying the allegations just three hours after they came to light.
Barry Asen, a lawyer for Roger denied the new claims in this statement he gave HollywoodLife.com, “It has become obvious that Ms. Carlson and her lawyer are desperately attempting to litigate this in the press because they have no legal case to argue. The latest allegations, all 30 to 50 years old, are false.”
The six women have claimed that Roger allegedly sexually harassed them while they worked together, and their claims stretch back as far as the 1960s! After Gretchen accused Roger of over a decade of alleged sexual harassment during her time at the network, dozens of women have reportedly contacted her New Jersey-based attorney, Nancy Erika Smith, to report their own claims against Roger. Six of those women agreed to speak to New York Magazine about their allegations.
As new details keep emerging, you can bet we will be tracking this and updating you as the story develops!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about the added allegations against Roger? What do you think this means for Gretchen’s case against him? Tell us what you think in the comments below!