Ex-Fox News host files lawsuit against Roger Ailes, others

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says in a lawsuit she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and other top executives.

The New York Times reports Tantaros filed the suit Monday in Manhattan state Supreme Court.

She says in the suit that the network “operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny.”

Fox News said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

Tantaros’ allegations began last winter when the network says she made up the claims because she breached her contract after writing a book without getting network clearance.

Ailes resigned in July after former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson charged in a lawsuit that she was fired because she refused his sexual advances. He’s denied the charges.

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