Carlson settles lawsuit against Ailes for $20 million

According to Vanity Fair, Fox News has agreed to settle Carlson's suit on behalf of Ailes for $20 million.

She had complained that Mr Ailes victimised her and ruined her career after she rejected his advances.

Carlson, former co-host of "Fox and Friends", filed a sexual harassment suit against Ailes in early July. After Carlson filed her complaint, lawyers for Ailes attempted to push the matter into secret arbitration, citing a clause of her contract mandating that disputes be handled by the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

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The Fox News report said that Van Susteren, one of several network employees who vocally supported Ailes in the wake of Carlson's lawsuit, asked to renegotiate her contract after Ailes' departure and ultimately chose to leave the network when no agreement could be reached on a new deal. The Murdoch sons - C.E.O. James and executive chairman Lachlan - did not hesitate to launch an internal investigation, employing the law firm Paul, Weiss to unearth all of Ailes' and Fox's dirt. So she had to have some pretty powerful stuff against Roger Ailes to make this settlement possible. And it was a culture where this type of behavior was encouraged and protected. And it was so - it was shocking to me - it was not that it occurred, but that it was so explicit, that it was - there was no subtext.

"I just wanted to stand up for myself, first and foremost". But it - we're learning more and more every day. The 50-year-old journalist, who was the anchor of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, had been with the network 11 years before exiting in July.

Fox News, which generated more than $1 billion in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization for 21st Century Fox in fiscal 2016, is the most watched channel in basic cable television this year, according to Nielsen ratings data.

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The statement, attributed to "21st Century Fox", read, "During her tenure at Fox News, Gretchen exhibited the highest standards of journalism and professionalism".

Fox News also announced on Tuesday that Greta Van Susteren, host of "On the Record", was leaving the network after 14 years. We know Gretchen will be successful in whatever endeavors she chooses in the future.

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