Gretchen Carlson and Fox both want to put this behind them. That will mean something different to each of them. For example:
Just hours after it was announced that Fox News would be paying $20million to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit with Gretchen Carlson, the former network anchor hired a major celebrity publicist to craft her second career.
Carlson has hired Cindi Berger of PMK*BNC to handle all aspects of her personal public relations, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The company told HR that the next phase in Carlson’s career will ‘include a television presence, penning a book, speaking engagements and philanthropy’.
…Carlson claimed in the lawsuit that Ailes cancelled her show when she rebuffed his sexual advances. Ailes says he will not be paying any portion of the settlement.
The network is eager to get the lawsuit behind them as the presidential race enters its final stretch, and it seeks to resign major anchors’ contracts, including Megyn Kelly.
…The company has also reached settlements with two other women with regards to Ailes, according to Vanity Fair.
The decision to settle with Carlson comes just days after New York Magazine published a story by Sherman, in which it was reported that Carlson had been secretly recording her conversations with Ailes since 2014. Now that she has settled, it’s likely those recordings will never see the light of day.
Read the full story: Daily Mail
Gretchen will be in a strong position moving on to the next chapter of her life.
Fox is mainly trying to close up the last one.