Didn’t I just talk about this mess?
We can’t pump the stories out fast enough to keep up with the amount of sex scandals and harassment issues flowing from Fox News.
So, yeah. Here’s another one.
This one is against Roger Ailes, the former chairman, CEO, and resident perv.
From The Hill:
Julie Roginsky, who appeared regularly on the network most notably on news discussion programs “Outnumbered” and “The Five,” filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against Ailes and co-president Bill Shine, claiming that Ailes sexually harassed her and that when she refused his advances, she was denied a job opportunity.
Roginsky is represented by the same attorneys who handled Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit filed in July in New Jersey. Ailes resigned two weeks after Carlson’s suit, filed following an internal investigation led by an outside law firm.
Roginsky began working with Fox in 2005, and in 2011 signed as an exclusive contributor to the network. That contract was renewed three times, since then.
The claim in her lawsuit is that she was up for a regular co-hosting spot with “The Five,” but Ailes made that contingent upon a sexual relationship. She balked, and Juan Williams got the job in 2015.
“Ailes repeatedly called Roginsky into his office for one-on-one meetings, telling her that he really liked her on ‘The Five,'” states the complaint.
“During these meetings, Ailes would frequently steer the conversation to Roginsky’s personal life by asking, among other things, if she was dating anyone, why she was not married, what she was looking for in a man, and remarking that he did not understand why she was still single since she was so attractive.”
She also says he would put himself in a position to look down her dress, like your garden variety cheap peeper.
Roginsky also alleges that the network’s lead lawyer, Dianne Brandi, was aware of her allegations against Ailes but that no one internally instructed her on how to contact investigators at the Paul Weiss law firm that looked into Ailes following the Carlson suit. She also claims executives “took no action to investigate” and “kept Ailes’ conduct secret and enabled it.”
Rognisky is seeking punitive and compensatory damages. She says she suffered mental and physical pain, as well as a chill on her career advancement.
This really is a symptom of the culture being promoted within the network.
Get it together and clean up your act, guys.