Fox News host Gretchen Carlson usually reports on the news but now she has made news by filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against network CEO Roger Ailes, claiming the bigwig ogled her, made sexual suggestions and called her a “man-hater” who should “get along with the boys,” according to a NJ.com report.
The suit was field Wednesday morning in Bergen County Superior Court and Carlson claims Ailes, a Cresskill resident, made “sexual and/or sexist comments” and “sexual advances by various means.”
The 50-year-old host claimes her 76-year-old boss said to her: “I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago and then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better.”
Shortly after the suit was filed, Carlson tweeted she is no longer with Fox News writing, “’I spoke out against sexual harassment before filing this lawsuit.’ #StandWithGretchen.”
Ailes responded with a statement saying calling the lawsuit “defamatory” and “offensive,” and says the allegations will be challenged in court. it is wholly without merit and will be defended vigorously,” he said.
The former beauty queen won the Miss America crown in 1988 from her home state of Minnesota and currently lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with her husband and two kids.