Fox News got hit with a bombshell on Tuesday when former host Andrea Tantaros filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against both the network and former CEO Roger Ailes.
According to Daily Mail, Tantaros made a number of shocking claims in her lawsuit, including that Ailes once referred to fellow host Kimberly Guilfoyle as a “Puerto Rican w****.” He reportedly also called her “easy” and a “Puerto Rican street fighter.”
In addition, Ailes allegedly once asked Tantaros if Guilfoyle was sleeping with her fellow The Five host Eric Bolling.
Tantaros didn’t stop there, as she also claimed that Ailes had an odd obsession with the sexuality of his employees. He once asked her if host Greg Gutfield was gay and if host Dana Perino was a lesbian. When she replied that they each were straight, Ailes allegedly asked her if they were “sleeping together.”
Other claims that Tantaros made included that Ailes called Gretchen Carlson “nuts,” Catherine Herridge “a stalker,” Shannon Bream’s voice “annoying,” and said that Maria Bartiromo “got so fat.”
“Harris [Faulkner] has to be careful. She has the tendency to look like the angry black woman,” Ailes allegedly once said. When Tantaros had an on-air argument with host Stacey Dash, Ailes reportedly said to her, “I heard you were mean to the black girl.”
“Fox News masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny,” claimed in her lawsuit.
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