NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) — A former Fox News anchor settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes in a case that led to his downfall as Fox’s chief executive this summer.
In a statement Tuesday, Fox parent company 21st Century said that “we regret and apologize for the fact that Gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve.”
Gretchen Carlson was paid $20 million, according to someone familiar with the confidential settlement who spoke under condition of anonymity.
Carlson alleged that she was demoted and let go from Fox after she refused Ailes’ sexual advances and complained about workplace harassment. Ailes denied the charges, but 21st Century launched an investigation and Ailes resigned after other women made allegations.
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