Fox News boss Roger Ailes isn’t going down without a fight — but it does appear that he has a massive fight on his hands.
New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman is out with a new report claiming that “at least three” former Fox News anchors are claiming they’ve been harassed by Ailes.
“One former rising star at the network has said that Ailes approached her during a barbecue at Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy’s house in New Jersey while she was bouncing on a trampoline with children and said, ‘Are you wearing any panties? I wish you weren’t,'” Sherman writes. “Another recently departed Fox host has claimed Ailes made her turn around in his office to show him her figure.”
And that’s not all: More women who worked with Ailes during his career as a daytime TV exec have come forward to corroborate other women’s stories of sexual harassment. A 67-year-old former model who worked on The Dennis Wholey Show in the ’60s, for instance, claims that when she was just 19, “Ailes asked her to lift up her skirt and lie facedown on a bed at the Sheraton Gibson Hotel in Cincinnati.”
The entire report is incredibly detailed and cringe-inducing — be sure to check it out at this link.
Update, 7:28 p.m. EST: Fox News responded to the report in a statement emailed to The Raw Story.
“Gabe Sherman continues to conduct a baseless smear campaign in concert with Gretchen Carlson’s lawyer,” the statement read. “Carlson’s contract was not renewed because she was a failure with the audience. Once again, Sherman’s twisted allegations from anonymous sources are completely false.”