Fox settles with Gretchen Carlson for $20M, and is expected to offer apology

Fox News Channel Host Gretchen Carlson.

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Fox News Channel Host Gretchen Carlson.

21st Century Fox will settle Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, according to the company.

Vanity Fair reported that sources close to the situation said the media company will pay Carlson $20 million as well as offer a public apology. 21st Century Fox will also settle two other sexual harassment cases brought against Ailes.

According to a document filed today in the United States District Court District of New Jersey, Gretchen Carlson voluntarily dismissed her case against Roger Ailes with prejudice on Tuesday.

“I am gratified that 21st Century Fox took decisive action after I filed my Complaint,” Carlson said in a statement. “I’m ready to move on to the next chapter of my life in which I will redouble my efforts to empower women in the workplace. I want to thank all the brave women who came forward to tell their own stories and the many people across the country who embraced and supported me in their #StandWithGretchen. All women deserve a dignified and respectful workplace in which talent, hard work and loyalty are recognized, revered and rewarded.”

Ailes did not respond to requests for comment.

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