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Gretchen Carlson is awarded $20 million in the Fox News sexual harassment case


Gretchen Carlson, who this summer accused Fox News CEO Roger Ailes of sexually harassing her, has been awarded $20 million in a settlement with the network.

Carlson’s accusations opened the doors for dozens of other similar accusations from women at Fox, ousting Ailes pretty quickly. Others left, too: Right after Carlson’s settlement was announced, another well-known host, Greta Von Susteren, said she was leaving immediately, too.

What’s going to happen next with other big names there — Megyn Kelly, Bill O’Reilly — is unclear. Their contracts expire next year.

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Gretchen Carlson is awarded $20 million in the Fox News sexual harassment case

Brianna Snyder

Brianna has been working in media since 2005, when she left Westfield University in Massachusetts and became the listings editor at an alt-weekly in Hartford. Now, she's the senior editor at the Times Union Magazine Division in Albany, N.Y. She cares very much about news, Beyonce, the Internet, gin and tonic and that Vine of this one puppy who keeps falling asleep and smooshing his face on a pillow. Follow: @BriannaLSnyder or BriannaSnyder.com

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