Fox News Settles with Gretchen Carlson for $20 Million and Issues Formal Public Apology

Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News Channel anchor who sued Fox News and former CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, recently settled her case. Though the amount wasn’t announced publicly, someone who is familiar with the case anonymously reported that Carlson walked away with $20 million as well as an apology from the Fox Parent Company, 21st Century; “We regret and apologize for the fact that Gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve.”

Carlson’s case opened a can of sexual harassment worms against Ailes which eventually led to him resigning from his position (and swiftly collecting a $40 million severance in the process.) Want to read about another sexual harassment case against Ailes that is still pending? Click here.

Is it safe to assume a $20 million payment and a formal public apology is Fox News admitting Carlson was in fact illegally sexually harassed?

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