Sunday, July 10, 2016
Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit accusing Fox News chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment and gender discrimination, and other women are now coming forward with past claims of harassment. Ailes has denied the allegations, but 21st Century Fox says it will launch an investigation. Ailes claims poor ratings for Carlson's afternoon show explain why Fox News has dismissed her, and Michael O'Connell says her numbers could have been better. Ailes's lawyers say Carlson has violated her contract in filing this suit and publicly speaking out, and they're demanding to move the suit to closed arbitration.