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USA: 21st Century Fox prepares to reach settlements as new allegations arise in Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal

“21st Century Fox Anticipates Settlements in Roger Ailes Harassment Probe”, 11 Aug 2016

For 21st Century Fox, the controversy stemming from Roger Ailes’s alleged sexual misconduct didn’t end when the Fox News chief resigned from the company three weeks ago.  Instead, new allegations are surfacing…as it carries out an internal probe…21st Century Fox is anticipating having to reach settlements...The scandal erupted when former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson sued Mr. Ailes last month, alleging that after she rebuffed his sexual advances and complained…her contract at the network wasn’t renewed…[I]n 2011, former Fox News employee Laurie Luhn received a settlement of $3.15 million after making a complaint of sexual harassment against Mr. Ailes…According to 21st Century Fox…News Corp…was unaware of that settlement…[I]nvestigators are also examining whether others knew of Mr. Ailes’s alleged improper behavior or enabled it...[S]ome experts said 21st Century Fox should have been aware of a significant payment to settle a lawsuit like Ms. Luhn’s, if proper controls were in place…“If you’re looking for who’s to blame here that allowed it to keep going on, it is the lack of controls at the top”…21st Century Fox said it has a “robust compliance structure and strong controls embedded across our company”…[Subscription required]