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Women of Fox News Come to Roger Ailes’ Defense

Jul 12, 2016  •  Post A Comment

With the Fox News boss under fire from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by recently departed Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, some of the network’s other female on-air personalities have come to Roger Ailes’ defense.

People magazine reports that both Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Ainsley Earhardt have added their voices in support of Ailes.

Hasselbeck released a statement to the publication today saying: “Speaking from my personal experience, working for Roger Ailes and with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade was by far the most rewarding time in my 16-year broadcasting career because Roger, Steve and Brian consistently treated me with overwhelming respect, and pure-hearted kindness, for which I am forever thankful.”

Hasselbeck left “Fox & Friends” in December after more than two years on the show. She replaced Carlson on the show in 2013 and was one of the co-hosts with Doocy, who was the subject of some of Carlson’s complaints.

People quotes Earhardt, a current co-host on “Fox & Friends” with Doocy and Kilmeade, saying of Ailes: “I want the public to know that this is a man with a really good heart. In my experience, he has had my best interest in mind and he has my family’s best interest in mind. He is a family man and he is a father figure, and I will always be grateful to him for giving me a promotion when a lot of people wouldn’t have.”

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3 Comments

  1. “Women of Fox News Come to Roger Ailes’ Defense” or else, no doubt.

  2. Really? Of course they will come forward to say nice things about their boss. Gretchen’s worse mistake was waiting too long to file her suit. She should have done so when they demoted her for the younger and grating Elizabeth Halfasack..

  3. Since when is giving someone their OWN show a demotion?

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