Finally, the truth comes out about Andrea Tantaros' suspension.
I believe there are two issues involved here: the Tantaros' bookcover (seriously, Ailes had a problem with it ??!!!) and the harassment charge, which many believe is the primary issue. While several of the Fox faithful supporte Ailes (Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dana Perino, along with others), Tantaros' demotion came the day after the book was released. Coupled with the fact that Tantaros is still being paid, and we have reason to believe that Tantaros has a serious complaint or she would have been terminated without pay, immediately, as was Gretchen Carlson ~ editor.
Fox News’ senior executives have said they were unaware of sexual-harassment allegations against Roger Ailes before former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against him in July. But those claims are now being challenged by Fox host Andrea Tantaros, who says that she complained multiple times to senior Fox executives in 2015 about Ailes’s inappropriate sexual behavior toward her. Tantaros says that, after she came forward, she was first demoted and eventually taken off the air in April 2016. Fox continues to pay her.
Through her lawyer, Judd Burstein, Tantaros says that both she and her agent told Fox executive vice-president Bill Shine, senior vice-president Suzanne Scott, and general counsel Dianne Brandi about episodes of Ailes’s alleged harassment. “She made multiple harassment and hostile-workplace complaints,” Burstein says. As far as Tantaros knows, Fox executives never investigated her complaints, Burstein says; instead, they claim, Fox sidelined her. “I believe it’s retaliatory,” says Burstein.
Fox’s attorneys dispute this. The network says Tantaros was suspended with pay because she violated company policy by not allowing Fox to vet her 2016 book, Tied Up in Knots: How Getting What They Wanted Has Made Women Miserable. Fox attorneys told Burstein the network was embarrassed by her book’s cover, which depicts Tantaros bound by ropes. (Read the full story, here).