The 7 Most Shocking Claims in Gretchen Carlson’s Complaint Against Fox’s Roger Ailes
Former Fox host Gretchen Carlson filed suit in New Jersey Superior Court against Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes alleging a pattern of sexual harassment over the course of several years.
Here are the 7 most shocking claims in her complaint:
1. Carlson alleges that Ailes told her she would have been more successful at Fox News if she had entered into a sexual relationship with him. “I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago and then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better,” Ailes allegedly told her, adding that “sometimes problems are easier to solve” that way.
2. When she acted as co-host of Fox & Friends for over seven years, Carlson alleges that co-host Steve Doocy “created a hostile work environment by regularly treating her in a sexist and condescending way” and “engaged in a pattern and practice of severe and pervasive sexual harassment,” including frequently belittling Carlson and treating her like a “blond female prop,” according to the complaint.
3. Ailes allegedly called Carlson a “man hater” and “killer” who needed to “get along with the boys,” when she complained about the treatment
4. Ailes would allegedly make frequent comment about Carlson’s legs, ask her to show off her posterior, tell her she was “sexy,” but “too much work,” and lament that marriage was “boring,” “hard,” and “not much fun.”