Sunday, August 28, 2016

More heads to roll at Fox News

Heads are still rolling at Fox News since CEO Roger Ailes was forced to resign after allegations of extreme sexual harassment and abuse. A lawsuit was filed with the New York Supreme Court by a group of women including former anchor Andrea Tantaros.
On Tuesday, Tantaros hit Fox’s most infamous host Bill O’Reilly with a sexual harassment claim. (O’Reilly was previously sued in 2004 by Andrea Macros for lewd, lascivious, vile and threatening behavior and she reportedly settled fomillions.) Tantaros is claiming O’Reilly invited her to rendezvous with him in Long Island. He wanted to see that “wild side.” Think Progress reports:
Commencing in February 2016, Bill O’Reilly (“O’Reilly”), whom Tantaros had considered to be a good friend and a person from whom she sought career guidance, started sexually harassing her by, inter alia, (a) asking her to come to stay with him on Long Island where it would be “very private,” and (b) telling her on more than one occasion that he could “see [her] as a wild girl,” and that he believed that she had a “wild side.” Fox News did take one action: plainly because of O’Reilly’s rumored prior sexual harassment issues and in recognition of Tantaros’s complaints, Brandi informed Cane that Tantaros would no longer be appearing on O’Reilly’s Fox News show, The O’Reilly Factor.

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