Fox Anchor Gretchen Carlson Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes

According to Carlson, Ailes "sabotaged her career" for rejecting his sexual advances and complaining about harassment.

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Former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson is suing Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, alleging that she was fired for rebuffing his sexual advances and protesting unequal treatment of women at Fox:

The 8-page lawsuit against Ailes was filed with the Superior Court of New Jersey, and can be seen in full over at Gawker. Several reporters have tweeted excerpts of allegations made in the complaint, which include claims of sexual harassment by Carlson's former Fox & Friends co-anchor Steve Doocy, Ailes himself, and discriminatory treatment of women:

Carlson was allegedly fired from Fox on July 23, which The Daily Beast reports was the final day of her contract. " According to the complaint, The Hollywood Reporter notes that Carlson expressed concern over the harassment to Ailes, who allegedly said, "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,' adding that 'sometimes problems are easier to solve' that way."

THR continues:

On Wednesday, Carlson posted a statement to her Facebook followers saying, "As you may have heard, I am no longer with Fox News. I value your support and friendship, especially now, so please stay in touch with me."

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