Ex-Fox News Host Sues Alleging ‘Sex-Fueled’ Cult at Network
(Bloomberg) -- Ex-Fox News host and political analyst Andrea Tantaros sued the cable channel and former chairman Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, alleging the network pretends to act as a defender of family values while operating like a "sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult."
Tantaros is the latest former female Fox employee to make sexual harassment claims against the network since Ailes stepped down last month following an investigation of similar accusations in a suit by former anchor Gretchen Carlson.
Tantaros is seeking about $35 million in damages, saying her tenure at the network "devolved into a nightmare of sexual harassment" by Ailes and others. She claims she was subjected to a campaign of retaliation when she complained that included removing her as a host of the weekday round-table show "The Five."
Fox News said in a statement that it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.
The case is Andrea Tantaros v. Fox News Network LLC, 157054/2016, New York State Supreme Court, New York County (Manhattan.)