Sunday, July 10, 2016

Roger Ailes demands arbitration to halt Gretchen Carlson's sexual harassment suit, as even more women step forward to make accusations against him.

Courtesy of HuffPo:

Lawyers for Fox News chairman Roger Ailes on Friday asked a judge to halt anchor Gretchen Carlson’s “shameless publicity campaign” against her former boss, and send her sexual harassment lawsuit against him to arbitration in accordance with her employment contract. 

The request came two days after Carlson sued Ailes in Superior Court in New Jersey, portraying him as a persistent harasser who demoted her and ultimately forced her from Fox News, her employer since 2005, after she rebuffed his advances. Ailes has forcefully denied Carlson’s allegations. 

Carlson’s lawyers, Nancy Erika Smith and Martin Hyman, said their client intends to pursue her right to a public jury trial. 

“Roger Ailes is trying to force this case into a secret arbitration proceeding,” the lawyers said in a statement. “Gretchen never agreed to arbitrate anything with Mr. Ailes.”

Trying to move the case behind closed doors so that the public cannot see the proceedings.

Hmm, now why does that sound to familiar?

Of course it is unlikely that this would even help Roger Ailes as more and more women are pointing an accusing finger his way.

Courtesy of the New York Daily News:

In recent days, more than a dozen women have contacted Carlson’s New Jersey-based attorney, Nancy Erika Smith, and made detailed allegations of sexual harassment by Ailes over a 25-year period dating back to the 1960s when he was a producer on The Mike Douglas Show. “These are women who have never told these stories until now,” Smith told me. “Some are in lot of pain.” Taken together, these stories portray Ailes as a boss who spoke openly of expecting women to perform sexual favors in exchange for job opportunities. “He said that’s how all these men in media and politics work — everyone’s got their friend,” recalled Kellie Boyle, who says Ailes propositioned her in 1989, shortly after he helped George H.W. Bush become president, serving as his chief media strategist. 

Six of the women agreed to speak with New York publicly for the first time. Two spoke on the record; the others requested anonymity for reasons that include shame and fear of retribution. “I didn’t tell my husband, it was so mortifying,” said Marsha Callahan, a former model who says Ailes harassed her in the late ‘60s, shortly before he became Richard Nixon’s media adviser.

Damn, if this keeps up Ailes may soon replace Bill Cosby as the most disgusting sexual predator in America.


  1. Anonymous6:19 AM

    Thought the same thing reading this. If Bill Cosby can't escape it, years after the fact, what makes him think he will?

    Stay strong, Gretchen!

    1. Anonymous6:52 AM

      He might escape,it all depends on who he has dirt on. I belive the only reason sara has not been brought down yet. Todd's prostitution ring probably had a few important clients.

    2. Balzafiar8:04 AM

      @6:52AM -- Yes. That's his collection of washrags. He wasn't just being a neat-freak, he was gathering the goods.

    3. Anonymous8:18 AM

      8:04 That is totally the answer. Blue dress anyone? Toad is/WAS the "Pipeline from Russia with Love" the last 20 years +. The clock is ticking.

  2. Our Lad6:27 AM

    Well, perhaps. But first he needs to do a half century of third rate shitty stand up comedy and admonish his younger,more talented and funnier peers for blue material in their acts. He's got a ways to go to compete with Ole Cos in the "sexual predator/boring comic sweepstakes but I wish him well, the poisonous old fat fuck.

    1. Anonymous7:07 AM

      Of course. Chastise "blue material" and create an "All American Family" sitcom beloved by many while you slink around in private.

      Camille or co-stars speak out against him? Heck no, he made them rich.

  3. Anonymous6:35 AM

    Companies want you to follow internal HR processes first to alleviate situations. He claims that she did not follow protocol and therefore negates her lawsuit and she probably didn't. She took it to the public which was good.

    Corporate human resource departments are not in place to help the employee. I think we all know that by now.

  4. Anonymous6:37 AM

    I want to see doocy out without golden parachute too.

  5. Anonymous6:41 AM

    Case dismissed!

    L'il Gretchen would obviously have to clamber on top of the gargantuan, blubbery Mr Ailes even to attempt some sexy time. But how would the poor baby remain on top without rolling over?

  6. Balzafiar6:50 AM

    He doesn't have to replace anyone to qualify. He just is, and there really aren't enough bad words to describe him.

    1. Anonymous9:15 AM

      Gretchen looks plain without gobs of makeup, false eyelashes, etc.

  7. Anonymous6:52 AM

    Sarah has been mum.
    One thinks that maybe she was one of the few Fox women whom Ailes never abused. What a blow to her ego.

    1. Anonymous7:16 AM

      WRONG. Sara sucked that OLD CUTE dry and got Nothing but adulation regarding her tongue work.

    2. Anonymous9:16 AM

      $carah or Taahhd?

  8. Anonymous7:01 AM

    And, one other thought that comes to mind is --- how many others did and do treat women this way?

    What comes out clearly from both of these disgusting men is that they didn't think they did anything wrong and it opens up the notion that they knew they weren't alone in this behavior, and it may have been/be much more rampant than anyone can imagine.

    1. Anonymous7:20 AM

      ? Have you been sleeping under a rock?

    2. Anonymous7:22 AM

      The "casting couch" has been around for as long as I can remember. "Say anything and I'll see that you never work in this business again!"

  9. Anonymous7:06 AM

    The Carlson Camp
    Inside the team of lawyers and P.R. agents strategizing former Fox anchor’s battle against Roger Ailes

    Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has played out very differently — so far.

    Carlson executed a coordinated legal and media strategy designed to catch Fox News and Ailes off guard — and it worked. Carlson filed her suit on Wednesday morning, and her P.R. firm — Ripp Media, a boutique communications shop that specializes in high-profile litigation — quickly blasted out the news to dozens of reporters and media organizations.

    Carlson had not given Fox a heads-up, or even announced publicly that she had been terminated from the network.

    “Ailes and Fox have a very heavy hand in media relations. What’s important [is] no one had known up until the suit was filed that Gretchen had been fired,” Ripp Media founder Allan Ripp told POLITICO.

    Through the following days, her representatives and lawyers aggressively courted the press, with one of her representatives even taking calls from reporters during the Euro Semi-final in football between France and Germany at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. Carlson’s legal team has produced a steady stream of accusations against Ailes, culminating Saturday morning in the statements of six women alleging Ailes had sexually harassed them at different times throughout his long career in media and politics, orchestrated by Carlson’s representatives.

    It was a shockingly sophisticated effort from the very beginning. For hours on Wednesday, Carlson’s lawyers and P.R. people talked to the press while Ailes and Fox remained silent. It was not until Wednesday evening that the company finally responded — and it was hardly the full-throated defense of Ailes that watchers of the company have come to expect in cases like this.

    ...Minutes later, Ailes released his own statement, strongly denying Carlson’s accusations....

  10. Anonymous7:12 AM

    EVERYTHING is about SEX, BULLYing and MONEY$$$. In that order>EVERYTHING.

    1. 66gardeners7:38 AM

      I miss the 60's when everything was about sex, drugs and rock and roll.

  11. 66gardeners7:32 AM

    This Roger Ailes sex secandal begs one to ask, "Is $arah$aysPayme" also a fostitute? Do not forget Aisles gave $arah a $1 million contract despite the fact she has no intellectual talents

    1. Anonymous7:44 AM


    2. Anonymous8:08 AM

      Dumb as a stump but "hot."
      That didn't last long, did it.

    3. Anonymous9:17 AM

      No long "hot" Still dumb as a stump.

  12. Anonymous7:41 AM

    Sarah, we challenge you to do the right thing and at least speak to this story on your c4p site. Or are you too coward?

    1. Anonymous7:55 AM

      I vote coward, and remember she's of the "boys will be boys" mentality.

    2. Balzafiar8:07 AM

      Absolutely. It's at least as good a story as Glen Rice was. Tell us how much of a stud old Roger is, Sarah. Did you have to wait for the Viagra to kick in?

    3. Anonymous9:18 AM

      $carah has probably already applied for Gretchen's job, and offered to do whatever it takes to get it!!

  13. Caroll Thompson7:48 AM

    Gretchen's contract with FOX specifically states any disputes will be settled with confidential abritration. This is why Gretchen is pursuing the suit with Ailes. FOX is not named in the suit.

    So Gretchen might have played a bimbo on TV, but she is really a pretty smart cookie.

  14. Anonymous8:01 AM

    I believe, Gretchen signed an arbiter agreement with FOX, but not with Ailes. So, she can insist on a trial and does not need to agree with arbitration.

  15. Anonymous8:05 AM

    Is it true Sarah Palin might be joining the list of women who were harassed by Roger Ailes and was fired? But in this case is it true Roger thought Sarah's face was pretty with all her makeup on but when he seen her old hoohah he was grossed out and fired her?

  16. Anonymous8:48 AM

    Remember her July 18th 1989? She was 21

  17. Anonymous9:11 AM

    Sarah Palin is confused by this lawsuit. She thought *every* woman sucks Roger Ailes' anus when he asks, just like she did without a second thought.

    That's right Sarah, other women unlike yourself said "no" to Ailes.

  18. Anonymous9:14 AM

    The Fox News contract Roger Ailes paid to Sarah made him Todd Palin's highest paying customer.

  19. Anonymous10:26 AM

    What low esteem some women have that they would submit to this kind of harassment from such a disgusting old coot.

    To those who didn't submit, kudos to you. Now take his fugly self to the cleaners.

  20. Anonymous12:01 PM

    Foul, ugly disgusting pervert. Hang your head in shame Ailes and settle with Gretchen or let the world know what kind of shit you are.

    1. Anonymous6:47 PM

      I doubt she is interested in any settlement. I'm sure an offer to buy her off and shut her up has already been made.

      She's out for blood; a public pillory. She wants him exposed. If she can get him fired, that's good. If she can get convicted of criminal charges, even better.

      This is why the Greeks feared women warriors. Once you push them far enough, they are the most vicious fighters in the world. They are tenacious.

      I hope Gretchen has been pushed that far.

  21. Anonymous6:37 PM

    Well, of course he wants it in arbitration. Not only does that keep it quiet, but it also raises the odds it will be dismissed and whatever the findings ensures he doesn't do jail time. Arbitration is to shut it up and sweep it under the rug. It's weighted on the side of the employer. Includes a gag. And even if arbitration finds Ailes at fault, he'd pay some lame ass piddly fine and continue on.

    As to worse than Cosby, no. Cosby drugged women to have sex with them. Ailes is only guilty of sexual harassment for over 25 years. He's not in Cosby's league.

    What gets me is this dirty old man thought he had such power that he didn't need to change his behavior with the times. I guess he thought he was so powerful nothing could touch him.

    Arbitration was not designed to cover up criminal behavior, which this is. The judge better toss this out and strongly chastise the lawyer that presents it.

  22. Anonymous1:38 PM

    He's the reason why Shailey Tripp's story was blocked and had and still has a media blackout. He wanted her to play ball and she wouldn't. Someone should tell her about this and she should be a part of this lawsuit.


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