A former Fox News personality who waged a high-profile legal battle with the cable channel after her departure in 2016 is returning to television.
Gretchen Carlson, a longtime “Fox & Friends” co-host who also fronted FNC’s “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson,” signed an overall deal with A+E Networks that will launch with the new Lifetime special “The Brave with Gretchen Carlson” (working title), focusing on sexual harassment.
Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit in 2016 against then Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes triggered a flood of similar complaints against Fox News and is credited with helping to bring down Ailes. She reportedly ended up settling with Fox News parent 21st Century Fox for $20 million.
“It has now been confirmed that our voices are amplified and actually get heard when we stand together, and I am proud to partner with Lifetime to make change happen by presenting the heartbreaking, but previously untold, stories of everyday working women,” Carlson commented in the A+E Networks announcement of her new agreement and new show. “We need to shine a light on the predators and their enablers, rather than ostracizing and blacklisting the innocent victims whose dreams and careers have been destroyed. I’m grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with A+E Networks on this important project.”
Other specials are also in the works. Please click here to read the full announcement.