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Fox News faces another sexual harassment lawsuit

by Dylan Byers   @CNNMoney August 23, 2016: 6:25 AM ET

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros filed a lawsuit on Monday alleging that she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and host Bill O'Reilly.

The suit, which describes Fox News as a misogynistic, sex-fueled cult, also alleges that newly appointed Fox News co-president Bill Shine encouraged her to drop her harassment claims.

"Fox News masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny," Tantaros claims in the lawsuit, first obtained by The New York Times.

Tantaros' suit comes nearly seven weeks after former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson accused Ailes of sexual harassment, prompting at least 20 women to come forward with their own stories of harassment at the hands of Ailes. Ailes has denied all the allegations.

It also comes after a months-long dispute between Tantaros and Fox News regarding the termination of her employment at the network. Fox News has claimed that Tantaros invented sexual harassment claims when in fact she was in breach of contract for publishing a book without approval. Tantaros's lawyers have accused Fox News of using the book as an excuse for her termination.

Tantaros's specific charges against Ailes echo those of other accusers who have come forward in recent weeks. In one instance, she says, Ailes invited her into his office and told her to turn around so he could "get a good look" at her. When she refused, the suit states, she was moved off the well-rated 5 p.m. show to a lower-rated midday show.

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After several such interactions, Tantaros says she met with Shine about her complaints. Shine told her she needed "to let this one go," according to the lawsuit. Shine, who could not immediately be reached, told the Times that Tantaros never approached him with any harassment claims about Ailes.

Tantaros also claims that she was also subject to unwanted advances by O'Reilly, one of the network's most popular primetime hosts.

"Ailes did not act alone," the lawsuit states. "He may have been the primary culprit, but his actions were condoned by his most senior lieutenants, who engaged in a concerted effort to silence Tantaros by threats, humiliation and retaliation."

Fox News has declined to comment on the allegations due to pending litigation.

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Just now, WhenFalconsWin said:

Are you saying they carry water for N Korea? 

I'm saying they report the news like N. Korea, with their obdurate, one-way point-of-view reporting regardless of the facts or the absence thereof, sensationalistic claims, distortions and rolling with unsubstantiated rumors as if they were fact.

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23 minutes ago, Statick said:

Actually, the Fox News format would fit right in with how they report the news in North Korea. lol

Don't know about North Korea but the Kremlin loves them that fox news format.  The days of the obvious soviet Pravada and Izvestia propaganda may be over but "new" state run media like Russia Today is heavily based around the partisan format they created at Fox

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Just now, atl falcon 89 said:

Don't know about North Korea but the Kremlin loves them that fox news format.  The days of the obvious soviet Pravada and Izvestia propaganda may be over but "new" state run media like Russia Today is heavily based around the partisan format they created at Fox

And I really don't think they admonished Trump much (if at all) for asking the Russian hackers to find some dirt on Hillary.

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Not surprising at all.

Also LOL at the "state sponsored" media....I knew there was a reason I have wfw on ignore.

 

I guess he forgot the 8 years of cheerleading that the network did for Bush with their hosts repeatedly calling anyone who did not blindly support the war in Iraq unpatriotic and unamerican.

 

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Jimmy Johns founder kills leopards and rhinos, their bread is way too chewy, and they had non compete clauses for people who make and deliver f***ing sandwiches:

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Reuters JUNE 22, 2016, 1:08 PM EDT

Fast-food franchisor Jimmy John’s will not enforce agreements signed by low-wage employees that barred them from working at other sandwich shops, the New York attorney general’s office said.

The office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, which launched an investigation into the Illinois-based company’s non-compete agreements in late 2014, said on Tuesday that Jimmy John’s also agreed to drop the agreements from employment contracts moving forward.

The non-compete agreement prohibited workers during their employment and for two years after from working at any other business that sells “submarine, hero-type, deli-style, pita, and/or wrapped or rolled sandwiches” within two miles of any Jimmy John’s shop in the United States.

http://fortune.com/2016/06/22/jimmy-johns-non-compete-agreements/

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1 hour ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

I have many of them I like, for me Guilfoyle is up near the top.  Megan doesn't really do it for me.  

Guilfoyle always reminded me of an old hag with too much makeup, kinda like the old lady on Something About Mary. 

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