Howard Kurtz Says “Fox Is Generally A Collegial And Rewarding Place To Work” In Response To New Harassment Allegation

Another Former Fox Host Sued Ailes And Fox News For Sexual Harassment

From the August 28 edition of Fox News' MediaBuzz

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HOWARD KURTZ (HOST): There has been heavy media attention this week for a lawsuit against Roger Ailes and Fox News, filed by Andrea Tantaros, a former co-host with Outnumbered, and before that, with The Five. That's in part because the suit includes such lurid, made-for-TV headlines as calling the network a playboy mansion-like cult marked by indecency and misogyny. The Fox executives named in the suit deny the allegations according to a network spokeswoman. The suit comes after AIles resigned under pressure last month following a sexual harassment suit by former host Gretchen Carlson, whose charges he denies, and allegations by a number of other female Fox personnel interviewed during an inquiry by parent company 21st Century Fox.


All the publicity following Ailes' departure has raised questions about the culture at Fox. A 21st Century Fox spokesman told the Times, “we have demonstrated a willingness to act.” However this lawsuit turns out, the inclusion of disparaging gossip about random people was designed to make Fox look like a terrible place. I can tell you as a veteran of this business that Fox is generally a collegial and rewarding place to work. At the same time, there are allegations that some women in the past were put in difficult or uncomfortable situations. And I'm glad the company is addressing that.


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