Fox News fans were stunned last week when popular host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against network head Roger Ailes claiming that he sexually harassed her. Now, Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle has broken her silence about the scandal, and what she had to say may surprise you.
In her suit, Carlson claimed that she was fired after she refused to have sex with Ailes. Guilfoyle, however, is skeptical of the allegations.
“Total disbelief,” Guilfoyle said, according to The Blaze. “I’ve known Roger Ailes for 15 years, and I have been treated with the utmost professionalism and respect.”
“He’s been a fantastic mentor in television for me,” the host of The Five continued, adding that Ailes is “a man who champions women.”
“I am a strong woman. I come from a background as a prosecutor,” Guilfoyle explained. “I’ve tried everything from homicides to gang cases to sexual assault cases to child abuse cases. If I see, hear or experience anything that I feel is inappropriate you bet I’m going to speak up.”
Guilfoyle went on to side with Ailes completely, agreeing with him that Carlson was only motivated in her lawsuit by revenge.
“This is a tough business and you’re asked to do a job,” Guilfoyle said. “And part of doing that job is to rate and to do well and to perform and at certain points, when people are unable to do the job they’re hired to do, what happens is people are let go. Their contract is not renewed. This happens every day in this business and then what you see in certain situations like that is retaliatory and people get upset and disgruntled and take certain measures to express themselves.”
“I have worked and anchored prime time at MSNBC. I have worked for Good Morning America. I have been on the Today show. I have worked at Court TV. I have worked at CNN. And this is by far, the best, most professional supportive environment I have ever, without question, worked in,” Guilfoyle concluded.
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