New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman interviewed six more women who have accused Roger Ailes of sexual harassment. Two spoke on the record, four asked to remain anonymous. Their stories are graphic and disturbing.
As the media world continues to buzz about former Fox host Gretchen Carlson's bombshell of a lawsuit against Ailes for sexual harassment, New York's Sherman has found six more women with even more damning accusations.
Here are some excerpts:
Marsha Callahan, 73
This was either ’68 or ’67. At the time he was producing The Mike Douglas Show, and I had a call from my modeling agency about the show. I got a call directly from Roger asking me to come down and to make sure I wore a garter belt and stockings. This was right after pantyhose came into use, and I said, ‘Why would you want me to do that instead of pantyhose?’ He said, ‘If your legs look good in a garter belt, I’ll know you have great legs.’ So I go into his office and right away he says, ‘Sit on the sofa and lift your skirt up.’ I had to do these different poses. And then, I recall very clearly, he said he’d put me on the show but I needed to go to bed with him. I was a really shy girl, but I was a little cheeky so I said, ‘Oh yeah, you and who else?’ And he said, ‘Only me and a few of my select friends.’ I said, ‘Well, if you think I have star quality and you can make money off my looks, I don’t think it’d matter if I went to bed with you or not.’ And he said, ‘Oh, pretty girls like you are a dime a dozen.’ The interview ended quickly. I was called in to do the show and I remember passing Roger in the hallway. He pretended not to know who I was.
This next account is from a woman who wished to remain anonymous and used a pseudonym:
It was around 1984; I was about 30. I had just arrived in New York. My agent was hoping to get me into broadcasting. I had an appointment with Ailes. He had a camera set up and a little desk and a script for me. It was a cooking kind of thing, talking about food and what not. After he taped me, he locked the door and said he didn’t want any interruptions. I figured out pretty quickly there was no job and this was just ruse. He pulled out a garter belt and stockings and told me to put them on. I was very nervous; I didn’t know what to do. He was standing there and I put them on. He wanted me to model them for him. After that, something sexual took place, but I blocked it out of my mind. I don’t know if I engaged with him orally or he engaged with himself. I felt I was being used for his sexual satisfaction. I felt very threatened. He wanted me to take the lingerie home for the next time. I said, ‘No thank you, I don’t want to keep it for the next time.’ I left and I knew I’d never return. Through the years I felt like a horrible person because I allowed this to happen to me and I didn’t just say fuck off and walk out of the room. My husband doesn’t even know.
There are four more where those came from.
I should note that hosts Greta Van Susteren and Jeanine Pirro have each come forward to defend Ailes. Both say they have never heard of nor experienced sexual harassment from him. But Van Susteren works out the Washington, D.C. office and Pirro is a weekend host. I wonder how plugged in they are to most of the goings on at the New York headquarters, where Ailes is.
Former Fox host Kiran Chetry, who worked with Gretchen Carlson on Fox & Friends, has also defended Ailes. I'll have more to say about Chetry in the future but I do note that she left Fox after a drama involving Carlson.
I report, you decide.
I think calling the women hos is a bit much. We do not know what anyone did or did not put up with. I endured what would now be called sexual harassment on the job when I was very young and didn’t know better but nobody would have ever called me a ho.
Then Greta and Pirro, two legal eagles who have never won a beauty contest nor modelled [that I’m aware], and still drawing fat checks pretty much signed by Ailes or his pal Murdoch are providing some pro-Fox counter-spin.
Yeah, it’s really hard to see through all this smoke… NOT. ;^)
Hannocchio is going after Carlson’s attorney. We strongly recommend the attorney put Hannocchio on the stand as well. That’s another person who should be terminated from his job, along with his family members working at the network, and we know who they are!
YOU CAN’T TREAT MISS AMERICA THAT WAY, DAMMIT!!!!
And the legal wranglings continue – the latest in lawyer responses…
What did Stacey Dash wear or not wear for her private audition with Jabba?
Blind old hawk Hannocchio is desperately trying to save that old crow’s position at Fox. It’s too late. Gretchen Carlson has the goods on this old crow, and other Fox “News” male mouthpieces.
Coming down the pipeline:
1. Dirty details of the Nixon Trainee.
2. Scandalous details of a few Fox “News” males.
3. Cleaning house.
4. Resign or be fired.
5. Internal fights exposed.
NOTE TO MURDOCH BOYS
Sooner or later you got to get rid of him, or face mass exits of advertisers who will not have their brands attached to Fox “News” while HE is still in charge.
Even though she signed on to all that bullshit, people of a different color, Bah Humbug! Poor people, Bah Humbug! American citizens screwed out of their voting rights, Bah Humbug!
But Miss America! Now c’mon. You can’t screw Miss America…… (Not unless she sez so or you have a shitload of money, or etc.,etc.)
They’ll probably regret not stepping on Steve Doocy’s dick to begin with.