Gretchen Carlson—who is suing Fox News CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment—has opened the door for other alleged Ailes victims. In a series of interviews with New York, six new women (two on record) have said the Fox News boss sexually harassed them in various ways.
Kellie Boyle, a former Republican National Committee field advisor, said Ailes once explained to her that she’d “have to give a blowjob every once in a while.” Former model Marsha Callahan claimed that Ailes asked her to lift her skirt for him.
The uptick in accusers is obviously bad news for Ailes. If the smoke doesn’t clear, and instead gets thicker, there’s likely fire. Of course, his lawyer—Barry Asen—thinks otherwise.
“It has become obvious that Ms. Carlson and her lawyer are desperately attempting to litigate this in the press because they have no legal case to argue,” Asen said, in a statement. “The latest allegations, all 30 to 50 years old, are false.”