Gretchen Carlson asked what it felt like when Roger Ailes was finally pushed out at Fox News for the last time?
“At first, satisfaction — or no, I think validation,” she told me Wednesday. And then, she said, a new round of emotion came rushing in over the sexual harassment she says she endured while working for Ailes. “I felt angry that it took so long.”
“It’s complicated — there was relief that now I would be believed — and I was happy to a certain extent over that.”
Was there any sadness or regret over Ailes’s fate, given their long working relationship? Here, Carlson expressed nothing complicated, answering in a single word: “No.”
When asked how she felt about Megyn Kelly coming forward to say that Ailes also harassed her?
Carlson said, "I appreciated that she told the truth, and I know it was risky,” Carlson said, but she disagreed that Kelly’s statements made all the difference. It was “the multitude of women” who started to come forward, creating a critical mass that could no longer be ignored.
“I thought I would be fighting this all by myself,” she said.
Ailes has denied the allegations against him.
H/T New York Times