Former Fox News show host Gretchen Carlson today reacted to word that Roger Ailes had resigned as chief of Fox News, Fox Business and Fox TV Stations, two weeks after she filed a lawsuit claiming he sexually harassed her:
Meanwhile, her attorneys, Nancy Erika Smith and Martin Hyman, released a statement saying their lawsuit and Carlson’s “courage” has “caused a seismic shift in the media world.”
“We hope that all businesses now understand that women will no longer tolerate sexual harassment and reputable companies will no longer shield those who abuse women. We thank all the brave women who spoke out about this issue,” the attorney continued, adding, “We will have more to say in coming days as events unfold.”
Minutes after 21st Century Fox issued its announcement that Roger Ailes resigned, effective immediately, Ailes began trending on Twitter. Greta Van Susteren, who’d been among the female members of Fox News Channel’s on-air team giving interviews in support of Ailes over the past two weeks, tweeted out the news, as did Brit Hume, who’d also come out in support of Ailes while 21st Century Fox conducted its investigation:
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