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Gretchen Carlson Reacts to Ex-Colleagues Backing Ailes: ‘They’re Still Being Paid by Fox’

gretchenEx-Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson is speaking out about her Roger Ailes lawsuit and what her ex-colleagues are saying about it in a new interview.

Quite a lot of Carlson’s former Fox colleagues have come out to defend Ailes after Carlson left the network and alleged the Fox News Chairman & CEO sexually harassed her.

There were even letters that Carlson sent Ailes featuring some pleasantries and requests to consider her for additional roles at the network.

Here’s Carlson’s response to that in a New York Times interview out tonight:

Asked why she was seeking better assignments if she felt she was a victim of harassment, she said: “I think it’s hard when you’ve been a victim — you keep thinking things are going to get better.”

She was asked about a potential problem at Fox overall and said, “Everyone knew how powerful Roger Ailes was. I certainly felt intimidated by that… The culture of Fox and Friends was intimidating to me.”

As for her former colleagues defending Ailes, Carlson simply had this to say:

“They’re still being paid by Fox.”

Meanwhile, Carlson’s old 2 pm timeslot is doing very well and is hitting its highest ratings ever amid all this controversy.

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