Here we go… looks like the beginning of the end for Roger Ailes.
Two short months ago Gretch Carlson astonished many with her lawsuit against Roger Alies, her former boss.
Not just any old lawsuit either, a sexual harassment lawsuit…OUCH! It’s been a seriously rocky roller-coaster ride with this news network station, and you can bet skeletons have been tumbling out of closets ever since.
Things were looking bleak as people started fearing for their jobs and even the network itself had a few reservations about their hope for any kind of future success as more and more women gathered their courage and came out of hiding with allegations against them.
After the dust settled a bit, the co-founder left the network he’d built nearly 20 years ago. Throughout it all, Alies has claimed his innocence against the sexual harassment allegations.
Things took a drastic turn for the worse when Ailes, went from a little bit of panic to full on paranoia and made some moves that were just…weird.
According to an anonymous source close to Ailes, he had a wooden door hung near his office to block anyone’s view into his workspace. He even started to keep a list of names of everyone who came and went from his office.
In order to prevent the Ailes saga from plaguing the network any further, they have offered a settlement in the amount of $20 million dollars to Gretchen Carlson!
Fox News will pay $20million to settle Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit against disgraced former network president Roger Ailes, the network’s parent company announced on Tuesday.
The network is eager to get the lawsuit behind them as the presidential race enters its final stretch, and it seeks to resign major anchors’ contracts, including Megyn Kelly.
In addition to writing a multi-million-dollar check to former Fox & Friends co-host Carlson, the network also issued public apology.
‘We sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that Gretchen was not treated with the respect that she and all our colleagues deserve,’ the statement from 21st Century Fox, Fox News’ parent company, reads.
In addition to the settlement, New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reports that longtime Fox News anchor Greta Van Sustern is leaving the network. Van Sustern was a noted supported for Ailes during the scandal. Her hour-long spot on the network will be filled by Brit Hume, Fox News senior political analyst.
Fox News is settling the lawsuit on behalf of Ailes, just two months after the longtime CEO and president of the network was forced to resign in the wake of the allegations. Ailes has reportedly agreed to pay part of the settlement, according to sources who spoke with New York Magazine.
Does anyone believe this settlement will do the trick? Hopefully, it will, because that is a whole lot of dollar signs and a BUNCH of wasted money if the plan doesn’t work.
This is the main difference between Republicans and Democrats, we admit our mistakes, instead of trying to cover them up like they never happened. Mistakes are a part of life, and when we see them, they need to be fixed, maybe someone should pass that memo on to the Hillary campaign.
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