Earlier today, former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against CEO Roger Ailes, accusing him of years of persistent and aggressive sexual harassment. This afternoon, the law firm representing Carlson told CNN that “at least 10" other women have called wanting to chat about Ailes. This could be very fun.
CNN’s Tom Kludt and Brian Stelter report that this apparently double-digit number of women have called the firm Smith Mullin; attorney Nancy Erika Smith is representing Carlson. Smith Mullin does wrongful termination law and frequently represents whistleblowers. (In a story Fox News would never in a million years touch, they also spent 20 years on a pro bono case representing Vincent James Landano, who was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer.)
Ailes and Fox News have yet to issue a statement on the allegations in the suit. However, Media Matters points out that one person appears to have made a special effort to appear on Carlson’s former show the Real Story today. Glistening, partially-dissected fetal pig Donald Trump called in, although he usually prefers to phone in appearances only with primetime shows:
Trump was previously a yuge fan of Carlson.
Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly, 2012. Photo via AP