Greta Van Susteren: ‘We All Regret’ Not Believing Gretchen Carlson’s Sexual Harassment Claims

09.10.16 1 year ago

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In the wake of Gretchen Carlson’s settlement with Fox News over her sexual harassment claims against Roger Ailes, many Fox News employees, both past and present, have voiced their regret for supporting Ailes. Greta Van Susteren, who recently left the network after 14 years, is one of the loudest voices that regrets standing in the former Fox News head’s corner.

Van Susteren was one of the first Fox employees to go to bat for Ailes. The veteran anchor was initially critical of Carlson’s suit, feeling there were a few holes in her case and believing that Ailes was overall a good guy and she didn’t like it when people were “falsely accused or wronged”. But after reading Geraldo Rivera’s remorseful Facebook post, she penned her own on Facebook stating she also regretted not believing Carlson’s claims:

“We all regret it…That said it all. It is indeed true, when I read the complaint written by lawyers – I never spoke to Gretchen as she was long gone from Fox – I found it inconsistent with what was my experience and information at the Fox News Channel, admittedly working 200 miles from the ‘scene of the crimes.’ It was hidden from all of us.”

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