Another Day, Another Suit Against Fox News

The Roger Ailes lawsuits just keep piling up.

Despite that fact that Ailes has been gone from the network since last year, Fox News is still getting lawsuits in his name. 

The latest, Julie Roginsky, a Democratic political consultant and Fox News contributor sued the network and Ailes, accusing them of denying her a permanent hosting job after she rebuffed Ailes' sexual advances.

Roginsky also said in her lawsuit filed in New York state court that a misogynistic culture at Fox News, a unit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, had not changed since Ailes resigned last year after a separate sexual harassment lawsuit by former anchor Gretchen Carlson.

Susan Estrich, a lawyer for Ailes, said in a statement that Roginsky's claims were "total hogwash."

"This is about someone who wants to pile-on in a massive character assassination in order to achieve what she did not accomplish on the merits," Estrich said.

A Fox News spokeswoman had no comment on the lawsuit by Roginsky, who has appeared on Fox News programs since 2011 and writes a column for the network's website.

In the lawsuit, Roginsky said Ailes in early 2015 told her he was considering her for a full-time slot on highly rated talk show "The Five." But the job never materialized and she lost her spot as a contributor on the show after she declined his advances, she said.

She also sued Fox News Co-President Bill Shine, asserting that he failed to investigate her claims. Roginsky is seeking unspecified damages under a New York City law that prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

H/T Reuters