Fox Apologizes To Gretchen Carlson, Settles Sexual Harassment Suit For $20 Million

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TV personality Gretchen Carlson on the set of "Fox & Friends" in 2010. Former Fox News Channel anchor Carlson has settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the case that led to the downfall of Fox's chief executive. (Richard Drew/AP)

21st Century Fox, Fox News’ parent company, said today that it has settled a lawsuit by its former anchor Gretchen Carlson, for $20 million, and apologized to her for how she was treated while at the network.

Two months ago, Carlson sued now-former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, alleging sexual harassment. Since then, a number of other women have also stepped forward with sexual harassment claims.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik about the settlement, and Fox News’ announcement today that longtime host Greta Van Susteren is leaving the network.


David Folkenflik, NPR’s media correspondent. He tweets @davidfolkenflik.

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