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Report: Former Fox News Host Turns Down ‘Seven Figures,’ Refuses to Settle Sex Harassment Case

Sep 28, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A former Fox News Channel anchor reportedly turned down a seven-figure settlement offer in her sexual harassment case.

Variety quotes an attorney for Andrea Tantaros saying she will move forward with allegations of harassment by Roger Ailes and other senior executives at FNC.

The report quotes a statement today from Tantaros attorney Judd Burstein in which he says: “As has been widely reported, Fox News previously offered Ms. Tantaros seven figures to renounce her harassment claims against Ailes (and others) in exchange for her eternal silence. She summarily refused their offer, and believes that any settlement must provide for the cleaning up of Fox News, a task that has regrettably fallen squarely on her shoulders.”

The news comes after 21st Century Fox reached a settlement earlier this month in a sexual harassment case brought by Gretchen Carlson, which Variety notes is said to be valued at around $20 million.

In a statement about the Tarantos case, Fox News said: “We stand by our earlier motion to compel arbitration.”

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