Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ex-Fox News host accuses Scott Brown of inappropriate touching in lawsuit

The Boston Globe reports:
A lawsuit from former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros details a rash of sexual harassment incidents at the network and accuses ex-Sen. Scott Brown of making “sexually inappropriate comments” to her and grabbing her waist from behind.

The lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan and obtained by ThinkProgress, charges that Tantaros was subject to sexual harassment by a number of Fox News executives, including founder Roger Ailes and host Bill O’Reilly. Ailes resigned from Fox News last month amid a sexual harassment investigation sparked by a lawsuit from another female host, Gretchen Carlson.

Further, Tantaros’s suit alleges that when she took her harassment complaints to higher-ups, she was punished and taken off the air.
“Fox News masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny,” the suit says.
Will Fox News hire less women in the future to avoid certain appearances??? Stay tuned.