While the news cycle went through the day, focusing on the sexual harassment suit filed by former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson, Fox News stayed eerily quiet.
This evening Fox News CEO Roger Ailes finally released a statement about the lawsuit.
"Gretchen Carlson’s allegations are false. This is a retaliatory suit for the network’s decision not to renew her contract, which was due to the fact that her disappointingly low ratings were dragging down the afternoon lineup. When Fox News did not commence any negotiations to renew her contract, Ms. Carlson became aware that her career with the network was likely over and conveniently began to pursue a lawsuit. Ironically, FOX News provided her with more on-air opportunities over her 11 year tenure than any other employer in the industry, for which she thanked me in her recent book. This defamatory lawsuit is not only offensive, it is wholly without merit and will be defended vigorously.”
Stay tuned, this is going to get very interesting.
FTVLive will be sitting over here like