Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes isn’t the only network employee called out in former anchor Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The lawsuit also levels allegations against Carlson’s co-host on Fox & Friends, Steve Doocy, for “severe and pervasive sexual harassment.”
The lawsuit claims that Doocy created a “hostile work environment by regularly treating [Carlson] in a sexist and condescending way, including putting his hand on her and pulling down her arm to shush her during a live telecast.” Specifically, the lawsuit accuses Doocy of “mocking her during commercial breaks, shunning her off air, refusing to engage with her on air, belittling her contributions to the show, and generally attempting to put her in her place by refusing to accept and treat her as an intelligent and insightful female journalist rather than a blond female prop.”
Carlson was terminated by the network on June 23, the day her contract expired. She has said she was fired because she reported sexist treatment in the newsroom and turned down Ailes’ sexual advances.
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