Fox News and Fox Business host Neil Cavuto spoke out for the first time since taking time away from his anchoring duties to receive his open heart surgery to defend his boss Roger Ailes from charges that sexually harassed Gretchen Carlson and other female employees.
Cavuto wrote in Business Insider that in many ways his health issues were a positive, because “they free me to get past the clutter and nonsense. And all this stuff I’ve been reading about Roger is a lot of clutter and a lot of nonsense. None of it remotely matches the man I’ve come to know over these last decades.”
“In individual meetings, those with staff members, and groups large and small — at Fox, at CNBC, women and men, top executive producers to production assistants, all stripes, all colors, all personalities, Roger was and is ALL professional,” he continued. “He wants us to have fun, and he can be funny, but in ways that matter — not demeaning nonsense that does not.”
Cavuto noted that he had been with Fox News since the beginning, and even worked with Ailes earlier at CNBC. “I’ve never seen it. I’ve never witnessed it. Not even hints of it. Meetings with Roger aren’t about nonsense. He doesn’t have time for it, and God knows he wouldn’t countenance male or female staffers allowing it. That’s just not the Roger I know or any of my staff members know,” he said.
Cavuto weighs in after three female Fox hosts– Harris Faulkner, Martha MacCallum, and Ainsley Earhardt— told Mediaite that they also do not believe the harassment charges against Ailes.
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