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Did Fox News head Roger Ailes offer staff a raise in exchange for sex?

21st Century Wire says…

We can’t say we are surprised by these latest allegations, but still very shocking nonetheless.

You have to wonder if any of FOX’s sexy female news anchors had to ‘stay after class’ in order to secure their prime time?

So is this what it really takes to get ahead in the mainstream media…?


THE FAST TRACK TO PROMOTION: ‘an offer they couldn’t refuse’.

Roger Ailes Offered Employee A Raise In Exchange For Sex, New Book Claims

Huff Post

A hotly awaited new biography of Roger Ailes contains some pretty startling claims about the Fox News CEO—including an allegation that he offered an employee a raise if she would have sex with him.

The New York Times got an early look at “The Loudest Voice In The Room,” the forthcoming book by media reporter Gabriel Sherman.

According to Bill Carter and Julie Bosman, “The Loudest Voice In The Room” paints Ailes as a man with a volcanic temper, and a history of ugly run-ins with his staffers. The most explosive allegation comes from the 1980s:

Former employees cited in the book talked of Mr. Ailes’s volatile temper and domineering behavior. In one anecdote, a television producer, Randi Harrison, told Mr. Sherman that while negotiating her salary with Mr. Ailes at NBC in the 1980s, he offered her an additional $100 each week “if you agree to have sex with me whenever I want.”

Sherman also documents an allegation that Ailes used an anti-Semitic slur towards an employee in 1995—something both Ailes and the employee, current Discovery CEO David Zaslav, deny. The book also details the Fox News chief’s well-known attempts to influence politics, including an alleged statement by Ailes that he wanted to “elect the next president” in 2012.

Predictably, Fox News dismissed the claims in a statement provided to, among others, the Times and the Daily Beast:

“These charges are false. While we have not read the book, the only reality here is that Gabe was not provided any direct access to Roger Ailes and the book was never fact-checked with Fox News.”

Continue this story at Huff Post

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