Since Gretchen Carlson filed her sexual harassment suit against Roger Ailes, at least six other women have come out to tell of their experiences at the hands of the boss of Fox News. One, who was formerly a model, and who chooses to remain unnamed, spoke to the Daily Intelligencer . She says she met Ailes on the set of the Mike Douglas Show in 1967. Ailes was the executive producer of the show at the time.
She alleges that she arrived late in the evening as they were closing up and Ailes took her to his office and locked the door.
‘He reclined on a couch in a seating area under a map that had flags of all the cities they were syndicated in,’ said the woman, identified as Susan.
‘He proceeded to pull down his pants and very gingerly pull out his genitals and said, “Kiss them.” And they were red like raw hamburger.’
Susan, now 66, claims she refused his offer and ran around the office until Ailes ‘finally pulled up his trousers.’ He then allegedly pulled out a tape recorder and said: ‘Don’t tell anybody about this. I’ve got it all on tape.’
‘I think he knew I was sixteen,’ said Susan.
Another woman, Kelly Boyle has come forward to tell her story of harassment she received from Ailes, who knew her husband. Also From the Mail Online:
Kellie Boyle claims that Ailes propositioned her back in 1989 when she was 29 after her husband, who worked at CNBC, introduced the pair.
After that first meeting Boyle, now 54, claims that Ailes invited her to his office in New York City and then out to dinner in Washington DC when the two realized they would be in the capitol at the same time.
It was after that dinner that Boyle claims Ailes propositioned her, allegedly implying that if she went along it would be a benefit to her career.
Boyle claims she was with Ailes’ in his car when he said to her: ‘You know if you want to play with the big boys, you have to lay with the big boys.’
He then allegedly began listing women he had been with, referring to the women who are with men in the media and politics worlds as their ‘friend’.
Boyle claims she then asked: ‘Would I have to be friends with anybody else?’
Ailes allegedly responded by saying: ‘Well you might have to give a blowjob every once in a while.’
When she told him she would have to think about, Ailes allegedly said: ‘No, if you don’t do it now, you know that means you won’t.’
Boyle said that Ailes called her a few days later and asked: ‘Have you changed your mind yet?’
That is when she claims she told Ailes how much she loved her husband and was committed to their relationship.
She did not hear from him again but claims that later on a high-ranking friend in the Republican National Committee said: ‘Word went out you weren’t to be hired.’
Marsha Callahan was another model who claims she met Ailes around 1967 while doing an episode of The Mike Douglas:
I recall very clearly, he said he’d put me on the show but I needed to go to bed with him,’ said Callahan.
‘I was a really shy girl, but I was a little cheeky so I said, “Oh yeah, you and who else?” And he said, “Only me and a few of my select friends.”‘
Callahan, now 73, claims she eventually turned him down, and that he later ignored her when they saw one another in passing on set.
Jane was an actress hoping to break into broadcasting when she met Ailes in 1982 at the age of 30 she claims, going to his office to tape an audition segment with him.
He then allegedly locked the door and made Jane, now 62, change her clothes.
‘He pulled out a garter belt and stockings and told me to put them on. I was very nervous; I didn’t know what to do,’ claims Jane.
‘He was standing there and I put them on. He wanted me to model them for him.
‘After that, something sexual took place, but I blocked it out of my mind. I don’t know if I engaged with him orally or he engaged with himself.
‘I felt I was being used for his sexual satisfaction. I felt very threatened.’
Diane, a 69-year-old media consultant who is withholding her name, also claims that she met Ailes when she and some friends from her modelling agency were sent down to audition for a spot on The Mike Douglas Show in 1965 or 66 when she was still a teenager.
The girls were taken in one at a time to speak with Ailes claims Diane.
‘When my turn came I went in and he didn’t waste any time. He grabbed me and had his hands on me and he forced me to kiss him,’ claims Diane.
‘When I recoiled he said, “Well, you know no girls get a job here unless they’re cooperative.” I just pushed him away and ran out of there.’
Pat, a 65-year-old former TV producer, said she met Ailes in 1975 during an interview at his Central Park South apartment.
‘I don’t remember his exact words, but his message was: If you want to make it in New York City in the TV business, you’re going to have to fuck me, and you’re going to do that with anyone I tell you to,’ claims Pat of her interview with Ailes.
‘I was afraid he was going to pin me down. He was a big guy and I’m not big at all. He could have overpowered me. I remember running out of that apartment like my hair was on fire and standing on the sidewalk crying, thinking, “What’s that guy think I was, a prostitute?”‘
Ailes lawyers say that every woman is lying. (Of course) These are not trailer trash. They are professional women and I don’t believe they are all lying.