‘I Wasn’t Given a Pants Option’: Jedediah Bila Tells All About Days As Fox News Contributor
A longstanding rumor in media has been that on Fox News, the women aren’t allowed to wear pants. It might interfere with the infamous “leg cam,” right?
Back in July, three Fox anchors told this Mediaite reporter that there was no rule against wearing pants and no leg cam, as other reporters had claimed to have found. Today on The View, Jedediah Bila told a very different story while talking about the allegations of sexual harassment against Fox’s Bill O’Reilly, Bill Shine, and Roger Ailes.
“We get wardrobes, but it’s different than here. We used to go into a room and there were a bunch of dresses you could choose from. I was told at one point I wasn’t allowed to wear orange because Roger didn’t like the color orange, so I didn’t wear orange,” revealed the former Fox regular. “I didn’t see any pants. People always say, ‘Why didn’t you wear pants?’ You’ll notice I wear pants a lot here. I didn’t wear pants because I didn’t see a pants option. I wasn’t given a pants option so I had to wear skirts.”
She moved on to discussing the allegations lobbed by Julie Roginsky against Ailes and Shine just yesterday.
“I worked with Julie. She’s good people. I looked at that and I said, ‘Wow, they have a problem if they have good people with good reputations coming out now and saying these things. I’ve known her. I’ve worked with her,” defended Bila.
Roginsky thanked her on Twitter.
— Julie Roginsky (@julieroginsky) April 4, 2017
Bila, too, had more to say online.
I was told repeatedly that pants weren’t an option. Had a hard enough time sneaking in opaque tights! https://t.co/lUhi3Vc5Zx
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) April 4, 2017
For the record, Ailes accuser Gretchen Carlson let it slip that pants weren’t “allowed” for women on Fox years ago.
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