Everyone had been wondering what happened to Andrea Tantaros from Fox News, and now she’s talking. Tantaros claims Roger Ailes made sexual advances to her unwarranted but Fox News claims she was suspended without pay because she violated company policy by not allowing the organization to vet her book before the release.
It’s a stick situation, however, you look at it but there you go.
From NY Mag:
According to Tantaros’s account, Ailes began harassing her on August 12, 2014. During a meeting in Ailes’s office, Ailes allegedly asked Tantaros to do “the twirl” so he could see her figure. She refused. Then, in mid-December of that year, Ailes made another advance, Burstein says. “Ailes asked her to turn around, and then he said, ‘Come over here so I can give you a hug.’” Tantaros rebuffed the advance, Burstein says.
In February 2015, Tantaros was pulled off the 5 p.m. program The Five and demoted to working full-time on the midday show Outnumbered. In February 2015, according to Burstein, Ailes allegedly harassed Tantaros again in his office, asking about her workout routine because her body “looked good” and mentioning that she must “really look good in a bikini.”
On April 30, 2015, Tantaros filed a formal workplace harassment complaint about Ailes to Shine, Burstein says. The following day, Burstein says, Tantaros met with Shine to further discuss her harassment claims. Shine allegedly told her, “Roger is a very powerful man,” and that she “should not fight this.”
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 8, 2016
Just because she posted bikini pictures of herself on Instagram does not give her boss the right to make rude comments to her at work. Women put up with this crap all the time at the workplace.
She’s got guts. I’ve always liked her. I don’t know where she is now, but I’m sure she’s having success. The Murdochs need to clean their house. I watch Fox fairly regular versus the other networks and this Ailes debacle is embarrassing.
No one deserves to be sexually harassed at work. No matter what their job. Even as the “Villan”. You have to remember too that these women are working to live. They are not multimillionaires. When there is real power not only to fire you but black list for future work it is hard to make the choice to speak up. Once someone made the choice it made it easier for others to come forward and not be afraid.The same goes for men. Just because I do not like her as a person doesn’t mean she should be sexually harassed.
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