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USA: Fox News contributor files sexual harassment lawsuit against network & ex-CEO

Author: Oliver Darcy, Business Insider (UK), Published on: 7 April 2017

"Fox News contributor files explosive sexual-harassment lawsuit against network and ex-CEO Roger Ailes", 3 Apr 2017

Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky on Monday filed a sexual-harassment lawsuit against Fox News, the network's copresident, and its former chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes.  The explosive complaint, filed in New York State Supreme Court, accused Ailes of making a regular hosting spot on "The Five" contingent on Roginsky having a sexual relationship with Ailes...The lawsuit alleges it prompted the ex-Fox News chief to retaliate against her.  The lawsuit further alleged that the company's copresident Bill Shine "aided and abetted the discrimination" by "failing to take reasonable measures to protect Roginsky from, and condoning, the unlawful conduct."...The lawsuit alleged she was also not selected for a permanent position on the show as a result of additional retaliation. The lawsuit from Roginsky seeks compensatory and punitive damages...Susan Estrich, Ailes' attorney, dismissed Roginsky's allegations..."Mr. Ailes vociferously denies her allegations,"...The lawsuit was filed just days after an investigation from The New York Times found Fox News and host Bill O'Reilly had paid millions to settle five sexual-harassment complaints against O'Reilly...Ailes left the network in 2016 after a string of sexual-harassment allegations, which he denied...

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Related companies: Fox Entertainment (part of News Corporation) News Corporation