Thursday, July 25, 2024

Read Statements: FoxNews Settles with Gretchen Carlson for $20Mil, Offers Unprecedented Apology


Roger Ailes has cost Fox News/News Corp $20 million and so much more. Reports right now that Fox has settled with Gretchen Carlson for $20 million. They’ve also had to cough up an unprecedented apology.

The apology: “We sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that Gretchen was not treated with the respect that she & all our colleagues deserve.”

Gabriel Sherman, New York Magazine’s intrepid reporter, has Tweeted that his sources say Ailes will have to pay part of the settlement himself.

He’s also reporting that Greta van Susteren is leaving Fox News, to be replaced by Britt Hume. van Susteren came to Fox from CNN, and famously had a full facelift during the transition. She’s a Scientologist, and so is her attorney husband.

from Carlson’s website:

From Gretchen Carlson: I am gratified that 21st Century Fox
took decisive action after I filed my Complaint. I’m ready to
move on to the next chapter of my life in which I will redouble
my efforts to empower women in the workplace. I want to thank
all the brave women who came forward to tell their own stories
and the many people across the country who embraced and
supported me in their #StandWithGretchen. All women
deserve a dignified and respectful workplace.

From 21st Century Fox: 21st Century Fox is pleased to announce
that we have settled Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit. During her tenure at
Fox News, Gretchen exhibited the highest standards of journalism and
professionalism. She developed a loyal audience and was a daily source
of information for many Americans. We are proud that she was part of
the Fox News team. We sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that
Gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all
of our colleagues deserve.  We know Gretchen will be successful
in whatever endeavors she chooses in the future.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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