A Fox News personality says the late Roger Ailes, who was CEO of Fox News, at times acted in a sexually suggestive manner toward her. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the allegations from Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean surfaced in her new book, “Mostly Sunny,” out today.
Dean adds that she has what she now considers “the best job of [her] life.” Dean is a co-host and weather anchor on the FNC morning show “Fox and Friends.”
“Dean, who escaped to Fox News after a nightmare stint working for radio host Don Imus, recalled her first meeting with Ailes: ‘He told me I was very funny — and good TV. He liked that I had a “naughty” side. Was I like that in real life?'” THR reports. “Her next meeting with Ailes, before she had been offered the job, was at the Renaissance Times Square hotel at 3 p.m. in the afternoon, which she thought was a ‘strange meeting place.'”
The report quotes Dean in her book writing: “We made small talk. He asked how I was and said I looked nice and that he wanted to get to know me a little better. After our wine was brought to the table, he reached over and grabbed my hand. And held it. Like a date. Did I have a boyfriend? … Was it serious? He was still holding my hand awkwardly across the table and asked if I had thought about him after our last meeting.”
THR adds: “Things got worse when Ailes called to offer Dean a job. ‘So, how are you at phone sex?’ he asked her. ‘WHAT!? Did I hear him right?’ she wrote.”