In a bombshell, Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson is filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.
Carlson posted to social media:
"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. I value your support and friendship, especially now, so please stay in touch with me."
Carlson claims that, Ailes made "sexual advances by various means" to her.
Carlson was quietly terminated from Fox News late last month and now is going after the cable king. Here is a key portion of her lawsuit.
The last time it appeared that Ailes was going to be sued by a former Fox News staffer that he fired it was Fox News PR VP Brian Lewis. Lewis appeared to have a lot of ammo against Ailes and was preparing to do battle.
The two sides settled, it is believed that Lewis got millions of dollars and hasn't been heard from since.
Fox News staffers vigorously stick up for Ailes, so the idea that he is being sued by an on air talent is shocking. It will be interesting how Fox News handles the lawsuit and if it will ever make it to court?
Is their fire where there is smoke, or is Carlson trying to shake down the Fox News kingpin?
This is going to make for a very interesting Summer.