Roger Ailes, the big shit boss at Fox news is getting sued by Gretchen Carlson:
Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, alleging that the network’s chairman and chief executive fired her after she refused to sleep with him.According to the suit filed Wednesday in New Jersey Superior Court, Carlson alleges that she was terminated by Ailes on June 23 after she complained about a toxic workplace environment and “rebuffed his sexual advances.” Carlson called her firing “the ultimate retaliation” for refusing to sleep with the 76-year-old cable news chief.
Gretchen Carlson’s allegations are false. This is a retaliatory suit for the network’s decision not to renew her contract, which was due to the fact that her disappointingly low ratings were dragging down the afternoon lineup. When Fox News did not commence any negotiations to renew her contract, Ms. Carlson became aware that her career with the network was likely over and conveniently began to pursue a lawsuit. Ironically, Fox News provided her with more on-air opportunities over her 11 year tenure than any other employer in the industry, for which she thanked me in her recent book. This defamatory lawsuit is not only offensive, it is wholly without merit and will be defended vigorously.So there ya have it kids, a situation that brings to mind that old 1950's commercial: "Does she, or doesn't she?" (Only I think the meaning has changed a bit over the years!)
Clairol’s one-step home hair color was a breakthrough in the beauty industry, as was its advertising campaign. Clairol hired the advertising firm Foote, Cone & Belding, which assigned the account to a junior copywriter (Shirley Polykoff, the only female copywriter at the firm). Polykoff's future mother-in-law inspired the “Does she…or doesn’t she?” slogan. After meeting Polykoff for the first time, she took her son aside and asked him about the true color of his girlfriend’s hair. “Does she color her hair, or doesn’t she?” the embarrassed Polykoff could imagine her mother-in-law-to-be asking. Although Polykoff did color her hair, the practice was not something to which women openly admitted during the Depression (when her future mother-in-law first asked the question). In 1956 (when Polykoff was assigned the Clairol campaign), hair dye was still considered something not used by genteel women.
So, ladies and gentlemen, just like the kid who cried wolf once too often, ya gotta start thinking "did she, or did she not make this up" instead of "did she, or did she not get assaulted!"
P.S. I expect to get a backlash from the Femi-Nazi's on this for even suggesting some women could have an ulterior motive for this sort of stuff.
P.P.S. I had a run-in with some of these women once, and it was like having a pack of wolves show up at your door. Where they got the support so fast is still beyond me!