Former Fox reporter Alisyn Camerota accused the ousted CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment during an interview on CNN’s Reliable Sources.
Camerota: "Yes, Roger Ailes did sexually harass me"
Camerota joins the long list of female colleagues at Fox who have claimed that they experienced inappropriate behavior at the hands of Ailes, who was fired from the network in July 2016 after Gretchen Carlson filed a $20 million lawsuit against him accusing him of sexual harassment.
Camerota told CNN’s Brian Stelter that Ailes would often say “grossly inappropriate” things and could be “a bit of a bully.”
The anchor recalled a time when she went to Ailes’ office to ask about more work opportunities. She said that Ailes insinuated they might have to “know each other better” at a hotel.
Roger Ailes' attorney denies Camerota's allegations
Ailes’ attorney, Susan Estrich has denied these allegations saying, “Mr. Ailes never engaged in the inappropriate conversations she now claims occurred, and he vigorously denies this fictional account of her interactions with him and of Fox News' editorial policy.”
Camerota worked under Ailes for over ten years and made the move to CNN in 2014. She never said anything because she was afraid that she would be fired.
“I think that there was a lot of suffering in silence and people who felt humiliated and people who felt scared and people who felt intimidated,” said Camerota.