Gretchen Carlson’s Attorneys: Ailes’ Ouster ‘A Seismic Shift in the Media World’

By Mark Joyella 

Attorneys for former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson say her “extraordinary courage” has resulted–in a matter of just two weeks–in the departure of Fox News chairman and chief executive Roger Ailes. “A seismic shift in the media world,” the lawyers said.

Nancy Erika Smith and Martin Hyman filed Carlson’s sexual harassment suit against Ailes two weeks ago, and they have heard from other women who reported similar experiences with Ailes. “We hope that all businesses now understand that women will no longer tolerate sexual harassment and reputable companies will no longer shield those who abuse women. We thank all the brave women who spoke out about this issue. We will have more to say in coming days as events unfold.”

Carlson herself, on Twitter, said “thank you to everyone who supported me.”