Gretchen Carlson, the former morning blonde between Steve Douche and Brian Minidouche at “Fox and Friends,” has filed a lawsuit saying that she was sexually harassed at work and that the chairman of Fox News, Roger Ailes, propositioned her for sex:
Click here to see the suit against the corpulent chairman of the Republican PR channel.
Here are some of the allegations, compiled by Mashable:
- Last September, Roger Ailes allegedly told Carson that, “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.”
- Carson further alleges that Ailes asked her to, “turn around so he could view her posterior, commented repeatedly about her legs and instructed her to wear certain outfits that he claimed enhanced her figure.”
- According to the lawsuit, Ailes reportedly, “stays seated when a woman walks over to him so she has to ‘bend over’ to say hello.”
- In 2009, Carson reportedly complained to Ailes that her co-host on Fox and Friends, Steve Doocey, created a hostile work environment by “regularly treating her in a sexist and condescending way” and “putting his hand on her and pulling down her arm to shush her during a live telecast.” Ailes allegedly responded by calling her a “man hater” and a “killer.”
- After complaining of sexual harassment, Carlson was supposedly demoted to a midday slot to produce The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, where Ailes “reduced her compensation and withheld network support and promotion for her show.”
- Carlson alleges that Ailes repeatedly “commented about her legs” and on outfits that enhanced her figure, urging her to “wear them every day.”
- Carlson claimed that Ailes “had slept with three former Miss Americas, but not with her.”
- After Carson complained to Ailes that he was being harassed on Fox and Friends, Ailes responded by claiming that she need to learn how to “get along with the boys.”
- Though not explicitly stated in the lawsuit, in 2013, Gretchen went onto Fox News reporter Brian Kilmeade’s radio show wearing pants, and casually revealed that Fox and Friends prohibited her from wearing pants on Live TV.
And there’s film of the harassment, which should be admissible in court:
OK. Maybe that’s an exaggeration. Here’s what it was really like at work:
It is a hostile work environment. In the places I’ve worked before, the things we see here are definitely reportable to human resources, and there would be action taken against the harassers. But the suit isn’t against Douche, Minidouche or other miscreants seen in the clip. It’s against Jabba, seen below: