Sacked Fox News host files sexual harassment suit

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WASHINGTON D.C: Fox News host and former Miss America Gretchen Carlson filed suit on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) against the company’s chief executive, saying she was fired for rejecting his sexual advances. The sexual harassment suit filed in New Jersey state court said Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News, terminated Carlson as a retaliatory act. Fox said that it saw the allegations in the suit and had launched an internal review. “We take these matters seriously,” Fox said in a released statement. The media giant went on to say that it had “full confidence” in Ailes. US media reports said that Ailes stepped up to his own defense, releasing a statement saying the accusations were false and that the suit was retaliation for not renewing Carlson’s contract due to low ratings. He called the suit “offensive” and vowed a vigorous legal defense.

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