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Posted: July 06, 2016

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson sues Roger Ailes for sexual harassment

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

UPDATE: In September, Carlson settled the sexual harassmaent suit against Roger Ailes with 21st Century Fox. The settlement is reportedly worth $20 million, according to Vanity Fair.

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A former Fox News host is suing the network’s CEO and chairman, accusing him of sexual harassment.

Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit claims that the sexual harassment, which included sexual comments and advances made by Roger Ailes, took place from September 2015 to last month. Carlson’s contract was not renewed.

According to CNNMoney, the lawsuit targets only Ailes, not the entire network.

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Carlson posted a statement on her Facebook page Wednesday morning in response to the lawsuit: “As you may have heard, I am no longer with Fox News. I value your support and friendship, especially now, so please stay in touch with me.” The post has since been made private.

Carlson had been with Fox News since 2005.

On Saturday, Carlson tweeted that six more women have made sexual harassment claims against Ailes.

Ailes' attorney released a statement on Saturday addressing the allegations.


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