Fox News has settled Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against former network president Roger Ailes for $20 million.
DailyMail.com cites the following as a statement issued by Fox:
21st Century Fox is pleased to announce that it has settled Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit. During her tenure at Fox News, Gretchen exhibited the highest standards of journalism and professionalism. She developed a loyal audience and was a daily source of information for many Americans. We are proud that she was part of the Fox News team. We sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that Gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve.
This is somewhat unusual, since most settlement agreements – which, concededly, this is not – contain an explicit statement that the employer is not admitting any wrongdoing, etc.