The boys at Fox News just cannot seem to stay out of trouble. Another female employee has filed suit against Fox News and Roger Ailes. Julie Roginsky filed suit alleging sexual discrimination against the network. She claims that Roger Ailes offered her a regular spot on the show, “The Five,” in return for a sexual relationship. She refused. According to her suit, her career was then sabotaged. She also says the network retaliated against her when she she would not publicly defend Mr. Ailes last year when Gretchen Carlson filed her sexual discrimination lawsuit against the former executive.
20th Century Fox settled Gretchen Carlson’s claims for $20 million last year. The company also settled claims made by Laurie Dhue and Juliet Huddy, who had accused Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment, for over $1 million each. It paid $2.5 million to Tamara Holder to resolve her allegations against Fox News Vice-President Fransisco Cortes. And, the lawsuit filed last year by Andrea Tantaros is still ongoing. I previously wrote about Ms. Tantaso’ lawsuit here. See Politico news report here.
According to the lawsuit, Mr. Ailes advised the young employee to get involved with older, married, conservative men because they may stray but they are loyal and will always come back. During meetings, he would always insist on a kiss hello from Ms. Roginsky. See CNN news report.
In the meantime, two brands, Mercedes and Hyundai, have pulled their ads from the Bill O’Reilly show. See CNN news report.