Wow. Roger Ailes resigned from Fox News after the shocking accusations of sexual harassment from former employee, Gretchen Carlson. She is beyond thrilled with this ‘seismic shift in the media world,’ a statement from her legal team said. Read the full quote here!
“Within just two weeks of her filing a lawsuit against Roger Ailes, Gretchen Carlson’s extraordinary courage has caused a seismic shift in the media world. We hope that all businesses now understand that women will no longer tolerate sexual harassment and reputable companies will no longer shield those who abuse women. We thank all the brave women who spoke out about this issue. We will have more to say in coming days as events unfold,” Nancy Erika Smith and Martin Hyman, attorneys for Gretchen Carlson, said in a statement on the announced resignation of Roger Ailes.
And Gretchen personally tweeted her own words, saying, “Thank you to everyone who supported me.
— Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) July 21, 2016
For those of you unfamiliar with this uncomfortable situation, Gretchen first accused Roger of sexual harassment on July 6. Her accusations also claimed that she was “wrongfully terminated” from the network for not being interested in Roger’s “sexual advances.”
Just two weeks later it was reported that another television personality, Megyn Kelly, was claiming she too had been sexually harassed by the CEO. The reporter allegedly revealed that the incident occurred when she was first starting out at Fox News. Shortly after the second shocking accusation, it was reported that Fox News was offering Roger an ultimatum: resign or be fired.
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