Fox News has yet another lawsuit to deal with now that former host Andrea Tantaros is alleging that two company employees have sexually harassed her. The anchor has named former network chief Roger Ailes and host Bill O’Reilly as her harassers in the suit. She also revealed that the current president of Fox News, Bill Shine suggested that she drop the claims, according to KTLA.
Tantaros' lawsuit was filed seven weeks after former host Gretchen Carlson accused Ailes of sexual harassment, which resulted in about 20 women coming forward with their own stories involving the former executive. All allegations have been denied by Ailes.
According to Politico, the complaint documents detailed numerous occasions of sexual harassment and inappropriate comments made not only by Ailes but also other Fox News employees and Fox News guests. She also has accounts of comments Ailes made towards other employees.
The lawsuit comes after a month long war between the network and the host in which Fox News is claiming that her allegations are false and she filed them because she was in breach of contract for publishing a book without approval. Meanwhile, Tantaros lawyer is arguing that Fox News is using the book as an excuse for termination of her employment.
In the suit, a specific occasion is mentioned in which Tantaros was called into Ailes' office and told to turn around so he could “get a good look.” Following her refusal to his abide by his request, she was taken off of a high performing 5 p.m. show and moved to a lower-rated midday show.
The lawsuit also states that Ailes was not alone in his actions. The document reads in part, “He may have been the primary culprit, but his actions were condoned by his most senior lieutenants, who engaged in a concerted effort to silence Tantaros by threats, humiliation and retaliation.”
Since the lawsuit was filed, Fox News has not commented on the sexual harassment allegations.