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Gretchen Carlson Urges Fox to Release Her From NDA

'I want my voice back'

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson says that three years after suing former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, she finds herself in a surreal situation: Her story has been turned into a movie and a TV mini-series, but she's banned from talking about her experiences. "Three years ago, receiving...

Former Fox Employees Want to Be Released From NDAs

Gretchen Carlson, Julie Roginsky talk to CBS This Morning

(Newser) - NBC said last week it would release former employees from their non-disclosure agreements if asked, and now six former Fox News employees are asking that network to do the same. Among those employees are Gretchen Carlson and Julie Roginsky, who spoke to CBS News about their request. "The way...

Another Shake-Up at Miss America
Another
Shake-Up at
Miss America

Another Shake-Up at Miss America

Gretchen Carlson stepping down as board chairwoman

(Newser) - Pageant officials got their wish : Gretchen Carlson is stepping down as board chairwoman of the Miss America Organization after more than a year , reports the AP . The former Fox News host and former Miss America says in a statement Wednesday that she has helped make the organization more relevant. She'...

The States Revolted, and Miss America Punished Them

Licenses are terminated following calls for Gretchen Carlson's resignation

(Newser) - Cross Gretchen Carlson and Regina Hopper at your peril, apparently. As individual states called for the two leaders of the Miss America Organization to step down in advance of last month's pageant , little was said by the women, who act as the chairwoman and CEO, respectively. Now, action: Four...

Pageant Officials in 46 States Want Gretchen Carlson Out

Revolt brews as Miss America pageant begins

(Newser) - The post-swimsuit era for the Miss America pageant begins Wednesday night. It does so amid a revolt by state pageant officials unhappy with the way the decision to drop swimsuits was made, and who are demanding that top leadership, including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson, step down. The current Miss America, Cara...

Miss America: This Is How Bad the Bullying Got

Cara Mund details her accusations as a former Miss Denver takes her side

(Newser) - "The treatment just kept getting worse and I kept thinking to myself, 'Is it my fault?'" That's Miss America Cara Mund talking about the alleged mistreatment she endured at the hands of two top officials at the pageant organization, per the Hollywood Reporter . Alleged bully...

Gretchen Carlson: Miss America's Letter Cost Us $75K

Scholarship money was lost, though Carlson doesn't specify how

(Newser) - Miss America Chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has struck back against the reigning Miss America, saying Cara Mund's allegations that Carlson and others have bullied and silenced her have led to the loss of $75,000 in scholarship money for this year's contestants. In a Twitter post Sunday night, the...

Miss America Has Harsh Words for Gretchen Carlson

Cara Mund claims Carlson, CEO Regina Hopper silenced and bullied her

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson was installed as chair of the Miss America Organization's board of directors earlier this year in the wake of a scandal that forced out the organization's CEO and other executives after "unacceptable" emails were revealed about past winners. Now, drama of her own for Carlson...

Amid #MeToo, a 'Whole New Era' for Miss America

Bye-bye, bikinis

(Newser) - Say goodbye to the swimsuit portion of the 97-year-old Miss America competition, now under female leadership . "We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance … and that means we will no longer have a swimsuit competition," Gretchen Carlson, Miss America 1989 and the new...

New Head of Miss America Board: Gretchen Carlson

She'll be first former pageant winner to serve as group's leader

(Newser) - New developments in the Miss America scandal that forced out the organization's CEO and other executives after "unacceptable" emails were revealed about past winners. One of the most vocal critics of the pageant's leadership after the revelations was Gretchen Carlson, a past Miss America winner and former...

Miss America CEO Out After Vulgar Emails Leaked

Emails mocked past contestants' bodies, smarts, and sex lives

(Newser) - The Miss America Organization (MAO) suspended CEO Sam Haskell Friday, one day after the HuffPost broke a story revealing three years of internal emails that have not made former pageant contestants happy. Provided by two unidentified sources, the internal documents between Haskell, board members, and others crudely referenced past winners’...

Fox Settles Gretchen Carlson's Sex Harassment Suit for $20M

And Greta Van Susteren is leaving Fox News

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson will take $20 million off Fox News' hands, settling on Roger Ailes' behalf in response to Carlson's sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit, reports Vanity Fair . Included with the settlement is what the magazine calls an "unprecedented" public apology for Carlson, an apparent effort by Fox...

Report: Megyn Kelly Says Roger Ailes Harassed Her

The alleged harassment took place a decade or so ago

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly is telling investigators that Fox News head Roger Ailes sexually harassed her during her early years at the network, two sources with knowledge of the investigation tell Gabriel Sherman at New York magazine. Sherman claims Kelly told investigators Ailes "made unwanted sexual advances at her" then described...

Sandwiched by Lawyers, Gretchen Carlson Speaks

She gives her first interview since filing her suit last week

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson says she "wanted to stand up for myself" and "for other women who maybe faced similar circumstances," in her first interview since suing Fox News chairman Roger Ailes for sexual harassment. She tells the New York Times she first complained to Fox in 2009 when...

Women Step Forward to Defend, Accuse Roger Ailes

In wake of Gretchen Carlson's suit

(Newser) - After former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson sued Fox News head Roger Ailes for sexual harassment this week, more than 10 other women contacted her lawyers claiming they'd also been harassed by Ailes, Politico reports. New York Magazine spoke to six of the women—three former models, a former...

Ailes Slams 'Retaliatory' Sex Harassment Lawsuit

He says Gretchen Carlson is suing because her contract wasn't renewed

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson only filed a sexual harassment lawsuit because her contract wasn't renewed, according to the man she accuses of sexual harassment. The "allegations are false," Fox chairman Roger Ailes said in a statement Wednesday. "This is a retaliatory suit for the network’s decision not...

Gretchen Carlson Sues Roger Ailes for Sex Harassment

And wrongful termination—she's been let go from Fox

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson made waves last month when she voiced approval for an assault weapons ban , but that was nothing compared to the bomb she dropped Wednesday: that she's no longer employed by Fox News and she's filing a sexual harassment and wrongful termination suit against her former boss,...

Stewart Bombs Fox's 'War on Christmas'

'Christmas is so big, it's eating other holidays'

(Newser) - It's that most wonderful time of year when Fox News starts drumming up the case for a "War on Christmas," and Jon Stewart isn't putting up with it anymore. Host Gretchen Carlson asked on air whether she was "nuts" to think the war was real,...

College 'Bro': How I Punked Fox
 College 'Bro': How I Punked Fox 

College 'Bro': How I Punked Fox

Max Rice promised what program wanted: disenchantment with Obama

(Newser) - Columbia College Chicago film student Max Rice knew he could snag Fox in a national TV prank after a friend of a friend reached out in a phone call seeking conservative graduates to blast President Obama on television. "When I picked up the phone, my ears perked up at...

Fox's Most Awkward Interview Ever

'Former Obama supporter' makes network look dumb

(Newser) - How much awkward can you handle? If the answer isn't "all of it," then don't watch the interview that recent college grad Max Rice gave Fox News this morning. Rice was introduced as a former Obama voter who was now unemployed, living with his parents, and...

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