BOMBSHELL: More Alleged Victims Come Forward, Accuse Roger Ailes of Sexual Assault

BOMBSHELL: More Alleged Victims Come Forward, Accuse Roger Ailes of Sexual Assault

Gretchen Carlson’s attorney in her sexual harassment suit against Fox News boss Roger Ailes revealed that ‘at least 10’ people have contacted her since they filed their suit in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

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From the Daily Mail:

The popular host of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson alleges that she was let go on June 23 after 11 years with the network for refusing to sleep with Ailes and after complaining about the behavior of her former co-host Steve Doocy.

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Carlson writes in her court filing about a conversation she had with Ailes last September in which he allegedly 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 that complaint was made public, three people with ties to the network made allegations about Ailes’ harassing behavior, though they refused to reveal their identities claiming it was out of fear of repercussions.

Ailes has denied Carlson’s claim.

Carlson’s lawyers also revealed on Thursday they planned to subpoena Judith Regan, the former Harper Collins executive who sued News Corp. in 2007 for $100million after claiming a senior executive at the company asked her to lie to federal investigators.

Meanwhile, 21st Century Fox, the network’s parent company, also responded to Carlson’s complaint, saying in a statement: ‘While we have full confidence in Mr. Ailes and Mr. Doocy, who have served the company brilliantly for over two decades, we have commenced an internal review of the matter.’

The Huffington Post spoke with Fox News insiders who made damaging claims about Ailes, with one employee alleging: ‘He always brags to people about how he doesn’t do polling or testing when he chooses his on-air talent. He told me that if he was thinking of hiring a woman, he’d ask himself if he would f*** her, and if he would, then he’d hire her to be on-camera.’

A contributor at the network meanwhile alleged that Ailes once asked her to ‘turn around so he can see my a**.’

And a third individual said they were not surprised when they learned that Carlson had filed her suit.

‘We thought it would happen after she was taken off of Fox & Friends,’ said the Fox News source.

‘She kept quiet because Roger gave her the afternoon show, but everyone at Fox knew it was eventually coming. He hated her and would tell people that she was “a crazy, vindictive b***.”‘

Ailes has himself admitted to hiring at least one women based on her looks, saying in a 2011 interview of his decision to bring Sarah Palin on as a Fox News commentator: ‘I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings.’

He also said in a 1994 interview with Don Imus that Mary Matalin and Jane Wallace, who were the co-hosts of Equal Time on CNBC at the time, were ‘girls who if you went into a bar around seven, you wouldn’t pay a lot of attention, but get to be tens around closing time.’

I’ve never liked Roger Ailes and this news isn’t very surprising. You’ve got balls Gretchen to stand up against this nasty dude. Go on girl!

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