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Fox News Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit From Julie Roginsky

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Fox News has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by former contributor Julie Roginsky for an undisclosed amount of money, TheWrap has learned. In her suit, filed in April, Roginsky had said that former network chief Roger Ailes kept her from a position on “The Five” after she refused to engage in a sexual relationship with him. Ailes “unlawfully harassed, discriminated against, and retaliated against Roginsky and sabotaged her career,” the suit read. Roginsky began appearing as a commentator on Fox News in 2004 and remained on-air as a contributor during much of her litigation. Also Read: Julie Roginsky Asks NYC Authorities to.
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Mindy Newell: The Fox Is In The White House

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“Use of the term ‘alt-left’ gained ground quickly online (according to Google Trends charts) when conservative Fox News host Sean Hannity used the term in a debate with BuzzFeed writer Rosie Gray over media coverage of the so-called ‘alt-right’. Searches for the term spiked again directly after Trump used it in his 14 August 2017 press conference. It is unclear if Hannity himself coined the term, but we could not find widespread use of the term on Reddit or 4chan, a web form popular with the

‘alt-right,’ prior to his 22 November 2016 use of it.” – Alex Kasprak & Kim Lacapria,

Snopes.com, August 17, 2017

Alt-left?

Is that a keyboard command?

What it is, is a load of horse manure. Crap. Same as anything else that comes out of the mouthpiece of Il Tweetci The Mad known as Sean Hannity. He is the modern-day version of Joseph Goebbels, head of the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda,
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Fox News Touts Anti-Discrimination Policies in Julie Roginsky Lawsuit

In a court filing on Thursday, Fox News says that Julie Roginsky, a political consultant and cable news commentator, is not entitled to recover punitive damages because of its nondiscrimination, anti-harassment and nonretaliation policies in place when Roginsky was allegedly sexually harassed by the late Roger Ailes.

Roginsky sued the network, Ailes and Bill Shine in April, alleging her promotion to a regular spot co-hosting The Five was "contingent upon having a sexual relationship with Ailes," and that when she refused, she didn't get the position.

Fox News has now filed an answer, which pretty much denies all allegations, although the network does admit that Shine...
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Federal Probe Into Fox News Reportedly Widens

A probe by federal investigators into sexual-harassment settlements made to certain employees at Fox News Channel is gaining steam, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Citing people familiar with the probe, the Journal reported the government’s inquiry has widened to examine not only the structure of those payments but whether intimidation tactics were utilized against employees at the network. Prosecutors at the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan and criminal investigators from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service have interviewed women who have accused Roger Ailes, the former Fox News CEO who was ousted last summer, of sexual harassment. Those women include Julie Roginsky, an on-air contributor who recently filed a lawsuit against the network, and Laurie Luhn, a former talent booker who has made shocking allegations about Ailes’ behavior.

A 21st Century Fox spokesman said the company declined to comment on the report. The company has said in the past that
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Why Fox News Exec Suzanne Scott Isn’t the Answer to Network’s Discrimination Problem

Fox News has “solved” its image problem. After last week’s attempt to roll out a new and improved Fox News floundered — which resulted in a mysterious, sudden “vacation” for correspondent Jesse Watters — co-president Bill Shine, one of the cable news network’s founding fathers, resigned from the network. In his place, Fox News promoted Suzanne Scott to president of programming on Monday, making it a full month of turmoil since the New York Times first published their exposé on sexual harassment claims against Bill O’Reilly on April 1.

Scott’s promotion, at first, appears encouraging. Her elevation at the network seems to indicate that Fox News is taking the problem of retaining and encouraging female employees seriously — and optically, at least, her new role evinces awareness from the Murdoch family that combatting a culture of sexual harassment might require at least the appearance of the input and experiences of, you
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Fox News Staffers Sense Executive Tumult Could Continue

Bill Shine’s departure from Fox News Channel, announced Monday, puts a new executive structure in place at the 21st Century Fox cable-news outlet. Rank-and-file staffers wonder if they might need to rearrange the organizational chart yet again in months to come.

In the last ten months, the network has lost three of its most senior people: Roger Ailes, its former CEO and guiding light; Bill O’Reilly, its best-known anchor; and, yesterday, Bill Shine, a co-president whose ties to top talent and programs were substantial. Ailes’ ouster, which took place last July in the wake of a sexual-harassment lawsuit levelled at him by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson and a subsequent internal investigation, has set in place a quick-falling row of dominoes that some believe has yet to stop.

The network and its parent company are beset by an array of litigation from employees charging gender or racial discrimination. And
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Former Fox News Anchor Alisyn Camerota: ‘Roger Ailes Did Sexually Harass Me’

Another ex-Fox News anchor is going public with allegations of sexual harassment against former CEO Roger Ailes.

Alisyn Camerota, who worked with Fox News as a reporter and weekend anchor for more than a decade, told CNN’s Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” that she was targeted by Ailes, who resigned under pressure last July.

“Yes, Roger Ailes did sexually harass me,” she said.

Roger Ailes was — could be charming,” she said. “He could be quite charismatic. He could be uproariously funny. He could also be a bit of a bully, and mean. And he also was often kind of grossly inappropriate with things that he would say, and I think that many of us experienced that. He would talk about body parts. He would say ‘Give me a spin.’ He would want to be greeted with a hug.”

Camerota recalled an instance in which she told Ailes that she wanted more responsibility. Ailes
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Movie About Charles Manson, Tom Snyder, Roger Ailes in the Works at Bohemia (Exclusive)

Movie About Charles Manson, Tom Snyder, Roger Ailes in the Works at Bohemia (Exclusive)
Newly launched Bohemia Group Originals is developing a movie about the 1981 jailhouse interview of mass murderer Charles Manson by “Tomorrow” host Tom Snyder.

Susan Ferris, CEO of Bohemia, is spearheading the untitled film project, written by Kevin Courtney and Ron Pivo.

Based on actual events, the story finds Snyder on a downward trajectory in his career, and in need of a major break. With the help of his new executive producer, Roger Ailes, Snyder lands the first-ever sit down with Manson, setting in motion a series of events that would change late night television forever.

Manson, the notorious leader of the Manson Family gang that murdered actress Sharon Tate and six others, had been in custody since late 1969 and is still in prison serving nine life sentences. Despite the Manson interview, Snyder’s show was canceled in 1982.

Ailes became the founding CEO of Fox News in 1996. He resigned as Chairman
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Will Fox News Turn Its Back on Bill O’Reilly in Face of Sexual Harassment Scandal?

Just as Fox News was moving forcefully into the post-Roger Ailes era with none other than Rupert Murdoch at the helm, a fresh crisis has erupted to underscore how hard it will be for the news organization to clean up unsavory aspects of its workplace culture, past and present.

Bill O’Reilly is accustomed to slinging condemnation on his nightly “The O’Reilly Factor,” but now the top-rated cable-tv news personality has become the focus of outrage and advertiser defections following the April 1 New York Times exposé about sexual-harassment allegations against him.

The same day the scandal surfaced, news broke that O’Reilly’s multi-million-dollar contract had been quietly extended. His previous deal had been set to expire at the end of 2017. After losing star anchor Megyn Kelly to NBC News in January, Fox News moved quickly to re-up with O’Reilly, although they kept it quiet, even internally, in
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Julie Roginsky Asks NYC Authorities to Investigate Fox News’ Treatment of Women

Julie Roginsky’s attorney sent letters to both the New York City Commission on Human Rights and New York City Corporation Counsel requesting an investigation of Fox News Channel’s treatment of women. Roginsky appeared on Fox News on Tuesday less than 24 hours after filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against the network, former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and current co-president Bill Shine. Shortly after appearing on the network, Roginsky sent this tweet: I have requested that NY authorities @Nycchr and NYC Corporation Counsel investigate treatment of women @FoxNews. pic.twitter.com/EQibzlalpO — Julie Roginsky (@julieroginsky) April 4, 2017 Roginsky did not address the lawsuit on air.
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11 Top Advertisers Dump Bill O’Reilly Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Eleven advertisers have withdrawn support from Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” after Saturday’s explosive New York Times exposé that revealed $13 million has been spent on sexual harassment settlements involving host Bill O’Reilly. Four automakers, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, and Mitsubishi have all pulled their adds from the show along with pharmaceutical maker GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Consumer Care, Allstate, and T. Rowe Price, Untuckit, Constant Contact and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, according to NBC News. Research firm Kantar Media told NBC News that “The O’Reilly Factor” made $446 million on advertising from 2014 to 2016. O’Reilly, the most-watched personality in cable news,
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What to Know About Bill O’Reilly and the Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Him

Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly is under increasing fire after The New York Times reported that five women were paid a collective $13 million for agreeing not to file lawsuits or speak publicly about allegations that he harassed them. The revelations were the latest headache for Fox News, coming just months after cable network’s CEO and chairman Roger Ailes stepped down amidst similar claims.

Since the Times report over the weekend, one more woman has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against Ailes, and at least 11 advertisers have pulled ads from O’Reilly’s top-rated cable news show, The O’Reilly Factor.
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Julie Roginsky Returns to Fox News Day After Filing Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Julie Roginsky appeared on Fox News less than 24 hours after filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against the network, former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and current co-president Bill Shine. The Fox News contributor made her usual, weekly appearance on “America’s Newsroom” at 10:43 a.m. Et despite claims released on Monday that Fox News, Ailes and Shine “unlawfully harassed, discriminated against, and retaliated against Roginsky and sabotaged her career.” Roginsky did not address the lawsuit during her on-air appearance. Also Read: Julie Roginsky Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against Fox News Roginsky was brought on to discuss former Obama National
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I Wish Julie Roginsky Would Have Spoken Up Sooner About Roger Ailes

Fox News has been in extremely hot water in the last week due to the sexual harassment claims against host Bill O’Reilly. I already gave my take on that yesterday. Now we’ve got new allegations coming from another correspondent, Julie Roginsky. This one’s against Roger Ailes, who as you know had multiple women come out against him. All jokes aside, this guy is starting to become the Bill Cosby of the news world. The new lawsuit against Ailes was brought by Fox’s Julie Roginsky and is notable because it accuses Fox’s current management of trying to cover up for Ailes.

I Wish Julie Roginsky Would Have Spoken Up Sooner About Roger Ailes
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Former ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Guest Commentator Calls for Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Claims Against Bill O’Reilly

Wendy Walsh, a former guest commentator on “The O’Reilly Factor” and adjunct professor of psychology, appeared with her attorney Lisa Bloom on Monday to call for an independent investigation of the culture at Fox News in light of claims of sexual harassment against anchor Bill O’Reilly.

Walsh, at a press conference in Bloom’s Woodland Hills, Calif., offices, claims that early in 2013, after she had started weekly appearances on “The O’Reilly Factor,” she met O’Reilly at his invitation for dinner at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles, and talked of her prospects for getting hired as a paid contributor. She said she later refused his invite to his suite. After that, she said, O’Reilly was “hostile” to her and, in May, her weekly segments were put on hold.

Walsh said O’Reilly’s “job offer disappeared the moment I refused to accompany him to his hotel suite. His
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Fox News & Roger Ailes Sued For Sexual Harassment By On-Air Contributor

After a multimillion-dollar payout for Bill O’Reilly rocked Fox News Channel in recent days, former The Five contributor Julie Roginsky is now suing the cable newser, its ex-ceo Roger Ailes and current management for sexual harassment and retaliation for not attacking Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit last year. Fittingly, political consultant Roginsky is represented by Nancy Erika Smith, the same lawyer who represented Carlson in her successful action that saw the resignation of…
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Fox News Contributor Julie Roginsky Alleges Sexual Harassment in New Lawsuit

Julie Roginsky, a Fox News Channel contributor who was best known, perhaps, for her appearances on the cable-news outlet’s “The Five”and “Outnumbered,” raised new allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News Channel in a lawsuit detailing her account of being harassed by former Fox News chief Roger Ailes and then discriminated against in retaliation. Her complaints are the latest in a parade of disturbing grievances levied at the 21st Century Fox-owned outlet, which ousted Ailes last year after similar charges were made by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson.

Spokespersons for Fox News Channel and 21st Century Fox were not able to offer immediate comment on Roginsky’s suit, which was filed Monday in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. The suit was filed against Fox News Channel, Ailes and Bill Shine, a longtime staffer who is currently co-president of the network.

“We look forward to a public trial in front of
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Julie Roginsky Is Latest to Sue Fox News for Sexual Harassment

Julie Roginsky, a political consultant and cable news commentator, is the latest to hit Fox News with a lawsuit claiming retaliation over treatment in the wake of alleged Roger Ailes sexual harassment.

On Monday, Roginsky filed suit in New York Supreme Court against the cable network owned by 21st Century Fox, its ex-president Ailes and current president Bill Shine. She is represented in part by the same legal team who handled Gretchen Carlson's much-discussed lawsuit, which prompted other women to come forward to claim being subjected to a hostile workplace at Fox News. The Justice Department is currently investigating Fox in connection to...
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Julie Roginsky Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against Fox News

Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the network, former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and current co-president Bill Shine. TheWrap obtained the entire lawsuit, which claims that Fox News, Ailes and Shine “unlawfully harassed, discriminated against, and retaliated against Roginsky and sabotaged her career.” Roginsky is represented by attorney Nancy Erica Smith, who also represented Gretchen Carlson in her lawsuit against the network. Ailes stepped down in disgrace last summer after Carlson came forward with allegations that resulted in numerous women making similar claims. Also Read: Gretchen Carlson Tweets Support for Fox News Sexual Harassment Accusers Fox News did.
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Fox News’ Alan Colmes Dies at 66 After ‘Brief Illness’

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Fox News’ Alan Colmes Dies at 66 After ‘Brief Illness’
Fox News contributor and commentator Alan Colmes has died after a brief illness. He was 66.

America’s Newsroom co-anchor Bill Hemmer announced the news during Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox program.

“We have, yet again, some sad news to report here at the Fox News Channel,” said Hemmer. “Fox News contributor and frequent guest here in America’s Newsroom, Alan Colmes, has passed away.”

Colmes is survived by his wife, Jocelyn Crowley, who issued the following statement to the network:

Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife,
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