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In defense of Roger Ailes, Fox News cites Gretchen Carlson's ratings as reason for dropping her

In defense of Roger Ailes, Fox News cites Gretchen Carlson's ratings as reason for dropping her

Fox News Channel is using ratings to launch a counterattack against fired anchor Gretchen Carlson, who is suing the network’s chief executive, Roger Ailes, for sexual harassment.

Carlson’s complaint, filed this week in Superior Court in New Jersey, accused Ailes, chairman and chief executive of Fox News, of undermining the anchor’s career at the channel because she complained of a hostile work environment. The suit also alleges that Ailes made sexual advances that were rebuffed by Carlson and that he directed innuendo-filled comments toward her.

Ailes has denied the allegations and Fox News, which is not named in the...

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