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Fox News Has Spent $45 Million Settling Sexual-Harassment Cases

Roger Ailes. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

For the past several months, Fox News has been embroiled in a massive sexual-harassment scandal, with the most high-profile accusations made against ex-CEO Roger Ailes and former host and falafel enthusiast Bill O’Reilly. They’ve both been pushed out, while the network now scrambles to settle the harassment suits.

According to CNN, a Wednesday court filing revealed that they spent $10 million this year and $45 million total “related to settlements of pending and potential litigations.” The largest of those was Gretchen Carlson’s $20 million settlement.

Here’s some more math: By comparison, O’Reilly reportedly got $25 million, while Ailes raked in $40 million, on their way out the door.

Fox News Spent $45 Million Settling Sexual-Harassment Cases