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Tantaros Rejects Fox News Harassment Suit Settlement

Lawyer for former anchor says new testimony supports claims 9/28/2016 12:53 PM Eastern
Former FNC anchor Andrea Tantaros is continuing her sexual harrassment suit against the network and some of its executives.

The lawyer for Andrea Tantaros says the former Fox News Channel anchor has rejected a settlement offer and is submitting new evidence that shows she was sexually harassed by network executives including former chairman Roger Ailes and copresident Bill Shine.

 

Attorney Judd Burstein said that in return for the settlement, Fox News wanted Tantaros to admit she breached her contract by writing a book that was not authorized.

 

Related: Ailes, Fox News Hit With Another Sexual Harrassment Suit

 

Fox News has already paid a $20 million settlement to former anchor Gretchen Carlson, whose suit swiftly led to Ailes being forced to resign.

 

Other charges of sexual harassment were found by an investigation launched by parent company 21st Century Fox and a settlement of the Tantaros matter would help the company close the books at a time when it senior executives say the company wants to treat employees with proper respect.

 

Read more at broadcastingcable.com.

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