Here we go again! Another news reporter has launched a lawsuit alleging wrong-doing on the part of Roger Ailes, the former head of Fox News Channel.
Curanaj (credit: Facebook)
Yesterday, Lidia Curanaj filed a civil complaint against Fox TV Stations accusing it of discrimination. The filing comes five years after having an interview with Ailes in 2011.
According to court documents obtained by DailyMail.com, Curanaj says she had a successful job interview with Ailes, but she was not offered a position after Ailes called her ex-boyfriend, New York State Senator Gregory Ball, to inquire about her sex life. According to Curanj, Ailes asked Ball if she would ‘put out’.
Curanaj is claiming that she was first part of a group interview with Ailes, but then the media mogul interviewed her privately in his office. She says Ailes sat directly next to her on his sofa.
She also claims Ailes explained what he described as the FNC’s ‘recipe for success’, in which females were shown ‘from the feet up.’ In other words, she alleges Ailes’ strategy was to seduce the audience with the visuals of female legs.
Curanaj claims that Ailes asked her to stand up from the sofa and ‘turn around’, so he could see her in full. She says his request made her uncomfortable, but she agreed to the stand and twirl. She then quickly sat back down next to him.
FROM THE DAILYMAIL:
Following the meeting, Curanaj says that Ailes reached out Ball, who she had previously dated, and asked if she would ‘put out’. He also asked, ‘How’s the sex?’, according to court documents.
Ball told Ailes that Curanaj was a nice girl and implied that she would not ‘put out’.
Ailes then called Curanaj and told her that he didn’t believe she was ready to work for the network and suggested that she try to work for local Fox stations.
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