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Gretchen Carlson will no longer arrive on television screens under the Fox News brand. The former Real Story host broke from the network on June 23, and the shocking reason for her departure now surfaces. Carlson has filed a sexual harassment suit against Channel Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. She alleges that one of the most powerful men in media made sexual demands, which she refused, and Carlson’s legal complaint states that Ailes effectively “ended her career.”

Carlson, who has been with Fox News since 2005 and is also a former Miss America, claims that Ailes dismissed her after nine months of harassment. He reportedly told her that he could make her “problems” go away if they entered into a sexual relationship. The Wrap has received a copy of Carlson’s legal complaint, and here are some quotes:

Carlson claims that Ailes “sabotaged her career because she refused his sexual advances and complained about severe and pervasive harassment.” According to the lawsuit, Ailes once said to Carlson: “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.”

The suit claims that Ailes terminated Carlson “as a direct and proximate result” of the host denying his sexual advances and the loss of employment has caused “significant economic, emotional and professional harm.”

Carlson is asking for a trial by jury, and her suit also includes allegations about Fox and Friends‘ Steve Doocy. Carlson claims that Doocy treated her in a sexist manner back in 2009, and when she told Ailes, he told her to “get along with the boys.”


To read the statement from Roger Alies, click here:

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