An explosive lawsuit against former Fox News chief Roger Ailes is taking aim at racist and sexist comments he allegedly directed towards female employees on several occasions.
Former Fox News host and political analyst Andrea Tantaros says the behind-the-scenes environment at the Fox News network headquarters left much to be desired and was fueled by things like misogyny and indecency. “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,” Tantaros stated in the lawsuit.
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Among the handful of examples given to support Tantaros’ claims against Ailes was an instance where she says he referred to Fox News commentator Stacey Dash as “the black girl” after she and Tantaros had an on-air disagreement. She also accused him of using the phrase “angry Black woman” to describe Black Fox News host Harris Faulkner. Tantaros is one of seven women so far who have come forward with similar accusations of harassment by Ailes.
Neither Stacey Dash nor Harris Faulkner have addressed any of the claims made in Tantaros’ lawsuit as of yet.