Gretchen Carlson speaks out on O’Reilly allegations

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Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News host who filed sexual harassment charges in 2016 against her boss Roger Ailes, has lashed out at Fox News Saturday after a new report came out about an alleged $32 million settlement paid by ousted Fox anchor Bill O’Reilly.

Fox and Ailes eventually settled with Carlson for $20 million in her 2016 lawsuit, and Ailes was ousted from the company as a result.

Saturday The New York Times published details revealing that Fox executives were aware O’Reilly had allegedly paid $32 million in January to settle a claim with Fox analyst Lis Wiehl, when they renewed his contract just one month later.

Carlson blasted Fox in multiple Twitter posts Saturday, asking how they could have allowed O’Reilly back on the air recently, when they knew about the sexual harassment allegations. O’Reilly was a guest on Sean Hannity’s show on September 26.

“Its horrifying to think that any company would dismiss an employee following multiple allegations of sexual harassment and then allow him back on the air a few months later,” Carlson said in a statement.

In another tweet, she states, “Nobody pays $32m for false allegations – nobody.”

Carlson has recently been promoting her book, “Be Fierce,” in which she speaks out against sexual harassment.

O’Reilly has responded to the report with the following statements on Twitter:

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