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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... More »

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... More »

Charlize Theron's Look in New Trailer Makes Waves

'Charlize looks more like Megyn Kelly than Megyn Kelly does'

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly hasn't landed a new gig playing herself in a film about Roger Ailes' downfall at Fox News—but viewers of the new trailer for Bombshell could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Charlize Theron plays the former Fox anchor in the clip, which features a tense elevator ride... More »

New Yorker: Fox Killed 2016 Stormy Daniels Scoop

Jane Mayer reports on the ties between network and Trump

(Newser) - Jane Mayer of the New Yorker is out with a lengthy story about the relationship between Fox News and President Trump that revolves around a question stated in the headline: "Fox News has always been partisan. But has it become propaganda?" Here are three nuggets generating early attention:
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A-List Actress Will Play Megyn Kelly in Ailes Movie

Charlize Theron will portray former Fox host

(Newser) - The downfall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes is going to become a motion picture and while there's no word yet on who will play the disgraced CEO, who died a year ago , Charlize Theron has already been lined up to play Megyn Kelly, according to the Hollywood Reporter... More »

O'Reilly Settled Harassment Case for $32M; Then Fox Renewed Him

'NYT' report: parent company knew of monster settlement just months before it fired host

(Newser) - The parent company of the Fox News says it knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed the popular personality's contract in February. The New York Times reported Saturday the company renewed O'Reilly's contract after he reached... More »

Twitter Not Happy With One Aspect of 'In Memoriam' Segment

Or incredibly happy, depending on how you look at it

(Newser) - The "In Memoriam" segment at Sunday night's Emmy Awards included one controversial name: Fox News founder Roger Ailes. A sampling of reactions on Twitter:
  • @seanoneal : "My favorite television moment of 2017 years is the cold silence that greeted Roger Ailes during the Emmys In Memoriam."
  • @Smoregasboredom
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Monica Lewinsky Bids Roger Ailes Scathing Adieu

She hopes Fox News will actually become 'fair and balanced' in his absence

(Newser) - In the New York Times on Monday, Monica Lewinsky offers an obituary not for Roger Ailes, but for "the culture he purveyed" at Fox News. Ailes used the story of Lewinsky's affair with then-President Bill Clinton to turn the cable network into a "juggernaut," Lewinsky writes,... More »

At Funeral, Ailes' Teen Son Threatens Father's Accusers

He says he's coming after them, 'hell is coming with me'

(Newser) - Roger Ailes' grieving 17-year-son lashed out during his father's funeral service in Palm Beach on Saturday, vowing to clear his father's name and threatening to "come after" the women who accused the Fox News founder of sexually harassing them. "I want all the people who betrayed... More »

What Killed Roger Ailes, per O'Reilly: 'Hatred'

Former Fox News host pens tribute to his late boss

(Newser) - To ex-Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, the late Roger Ailes was a "force of nature with an agenda," he writes in a tribute to his former boss in USA Today . O'Reilly explains Ailes' ultimate goal—to "infuse America with traditional philosophy and see to it... More »

Roger Ailes' Cause of Death Revealed

Fox News founder died of bleeding on the brain

(Newser) - Authorities in Florida are saying Roger Ailes died of bleeding on the brain caused by an earlier fall at home, the AP reports. The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office says the Fox News founder died of a subdural hematoma—or bleeding on the brain— caused by the fall.... More »

Roger Ailes Had Serious Accident Days Before Death

The Fox News founder was diagnosed with hemophilia as a child

(Newser) - While no official cause of death was given for Roger Ailes, who died Thursday at the age of 77, the AP reports the Fox News founder had a serious accident at home in Florida just eight days ago. Palm Beach police say Ailes fell in the bathroom and hit his... More »

Fox News Founder Roger Ailes Is Dead

He was 77

(Newser) - Big news in the media world Thursday: Fox News founder Roger Ailes has died at age 77, reports the BBC . His family confirmed it in a statement: “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning," says his wife, Elizabeth.... More »

Fox News Scandal Claims Another Victim

Co-president Bill Shine is out

(Newser) - The turmoil at Fox News Channel has claimed another victim. The network said Monday that Bill Shine, the network's co-president and a longtime lieutenant of ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, is out, the AP reports. Shine's departure follows the firing of top personality Bill O'Reilly and... More »

13 Now Accuse Fox of Racial Bias

Network 'vehemently' denies the claims

(Newser) - Eleven current or former Fox News employees are alleging "abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination" at the network already laden with sexual harassment complaints. Most have joined a lawsuit filed last month by two payroll staffers accusing comptroller Judith Slater of "top-down racial harassment." The latest... More »

New Accuser Shares Alleged Roger Ailes Hotel Comment

CNN's Alisyn Camerota speaks on 'Reliable Sources'

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly may have been the Fox News personality making headlines this week , but Alisyn Camerota has nudged the spotlight back toward Roger Ailes . The co-anchor of CNN's New Day, who spent a decade at Fox before jumping networks in 2014, now says she too was sexually harassed... More »

Fox Denies That O'Reilly Has Aired Final Show

He's taking a break amid sexual harassment allegations

(Newser) - Amid sexual harassment allegations and an exodus of advertisers from The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly is on vacation—or, as the Washington Post puts it, on "vacation." In a report that Fox has refuted, New York 's Gabriel Sherman says several high-placed sources have told... More »

Fox Scandal: More Ailes Allegations, O'Reilly Fallout

Mercedes-Benz is pulling ads

(Newser) - A Fox News contributor came forward to level more sexual-harassment allegations against deposed chief executive Roger Ailes on Monday, two days after it was revealed the network's most popular on-air personality, Bill O'Reilly, has settled multiple complaints about his own behavior with women, the AP reports. O'Reilly... More »

Geraldo on Ailes: 'I Am Filled With Regret'

Says sorry for doubting accusers, says Ailes is 'deceitful, selfish misogynist' if charges are true

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson has settled with Fox over her sexual harassment suit against ex-boss Roger Ailes, and Geraldo Rivera has come to terms that perhaps there was something behind her complaint. Per Variety , Rivera apologized late Thursday on Facebook for publicly expressing doubts about Carlson's claims and those of other... More »

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... More »

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