One insider says that the Bill O’Reilly scandal is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what’s really going on at Fox News. There are more stories waiting to be told, and Fox execs are beginning to worry about what may yet come out to the public.
“There’s more to come,” Alisyn Camerota said. She’s the current host of “New Day” for CNN, but Camerota worked at Fox News for 16 years.
“This isn’t the end,” Camerota warned.
The news world was shaken earlier this week when longtime Fox News darling Bill O’Reilly was dismissed from the network following a sexual harassment scandal that’s been all over the media. O’Reilly stands accused of paying to settle multiple sexual harassment suits, rather than allowing the news to become public.
Now, word of those suits has gone public and Fox News has let go of their longtime primetime powerhouse. O’Reilly has left The O’Reilly Factor with a healthy severance package.
O’Reilly and his lawyers are denying the accusations, and he claims he’s been victimized by a media campaign to sully his reputation. He’ll just have to be happy with the many millions Fox is giving him to walk away.
But viewers shouldn’t put their violins and handkerchiefs away just yet. Inside sources are suggesting that the O’Reilly departure is merely the beginning of an avalanche at Fox.
What’s shocking is that the O’Reilly scandal exploded just 9 months after Gretchen Carlson stepped forward with her claim that CEO Roger Ailes sexually harassed her while she worked for Fox News.
After Gretchen had the nerve to step up, other women followed. Fox News CEO Ailes was gone just 2 weeks later. Now O’Reilly has parted ways with Fox as well.
Megyn Kelly and Laurie Luhn both spoke out against Ailes, saying they were harassed by him as well. Laurie Dhue and Andrea Tantaros made claims of sexual harassment against both Ailes and O’Reilly. So all in all, it’s pretty horrible to be a woman working at Fox News.
Fox News has paid millions in settlements to women alleging sexual harassment over the past several months. Time reported that the network shelled out $13 million in payments to women who accused O’Reilly.
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Sexual harassment is covered in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This type of harassment includes unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and contact (either verbal or physical) of a sexual nature.
Under the law, sexual harassment can apply to any co-worker, or even a non-employee, if the person in question is making the workplace hostile, intimidating or otherwise uncomfortable.
Fox News has already displayed a disgusting history of sexual harassment toward women, even toward their biggest on-camera female employees. The insider reports that much more is lurking in the shadows of the network are very disturbing.
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