Talk about gross!
Gretchen Carlson, former host of Fox News‘ The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, has just filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the network’s chairman and CEO Roger Ailes.
Why? Gretchen believes she was fired for shooting down Ailes’ sexual advances!
The suit was filed on Wednesday in Bergen Country, New Jersey, and claims the CEO made it clear to the former host that the “problems” she had could be solved if they engaged in a sexual relationship. Excuse us while we go puke!
Carlson’s complaint detailed an example of the chairman’s advances, stating:
“Ailes retaliated against Carlson in various ways. When Carlson met with Ailes to discuss the discriminatory treatment to which she was being subjected, Ailes stated: ├óΓé¼╦£I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago and then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better,’ adding that ├óΓé¼╦£sometimes problems are easier to solve’ that way.”
The 50-year-old also took to Twitter to share:
The Fox News CEO isn’t the only target though, as the complaint also states that co-host Steve Coocy created a hostile work environment by being extremely sexist and condescending towards her. When Gretchen went to Ailes, he allegedly told her to “get along with the boys.”
Disgusted yet? Well, the complaint also states the 76-year-old businessman asked to see Gretchen’s backside, has commented on her legs several times, and even said that he would want to be stuck on a desert island with her. GROSS!
As a result of the way the news woman was treated, she claims it has caused “significant economic, emotional, and professional harm,” and that she was denied:
“fair compensation, desirable assignments, and other career-enhancing opportunities in retaliation for her complaints of harassment and discrimination.”
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