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Another Contributor Files a Lawsuit Against Fox News

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

If you believe smoke is an indication of fire and if, like me, you've lost count of how many women have filed lawsuits against the network, Fox News should be a raging inferno.

Contributor and host Julie Roginsky has filed a lawsuit against Fox, former chief Roger Ailes, the network's president, and several others who conspired against her.

Fox News on-air contributor Julie Roginsky, who’s guest hosted on The Five and Outnumbered, filed a suit in New York Supreme Court that alleges she was repeatedly sexually harassed by former network boss Roger Ailes in 2015 and then demoted after rebuffing his advances. Roginsky also alleges that Fox News’s current management team denied her job opportunities after she spoke up. In addition to Ailes, the suit names Fox News’s co-president Bill Shine as a defendant. It also includes allegations against general counsel Dianne Brandi, executive vice president Suzanne Scott and PR executive Irena Briganti.

According to Roginsky's lawsuit, former chief Roger Ailes told her to have sex with old conservative men, demanded that she kiss him, and retaliated against her when she refused to have drinks with him in his office. Lord only knows where that could have led.

Roginsky also claims that her refusal to support Ailes by smearing former host Gretchen Carlson was passed on to the executives named in her lawsuit. Roginsky was eventually replaced on The Five by Geraldo Rivera.

I think it would reasonable to assume there isn't a single woman at Fox who hasn't be harassed or accosted by Ailes, O'Reilly, or someone else.

  • Christopher Foxx

    I know it’s terribly, terribly wrong to blame the victim, but each time one of these suits comes up my first thought is “Welcome to the world you helped create, ladies of Fox.”

  • muselet

    Yeesh.

    Even if one in ten of the stories about Roger Ailes is true, what a disgusting little man he is.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    Lisa Bloom this weekend on CNN:

    “This news network is the Bill Cosby of corporate America.”

    https://youtu.be/iyOXhDZYI_Y
    Well said.