Martin S. Hyman, litigation partner, and co-counsel Nancy Erika Smith, partner of Smith Mullin, P.C. represented Gretchen Carlson in her 2016 lawsuit against Roger Ailes. The following statements were issued in connection with the settlement of the lawsuit.
From Gretchen Carlson:
I am gratified that 21st Century Fox took decisive action after I filed my Complaint. I’m ready to move on to the next chapter of my life in which I will redouble my efforts to empower women in the workplace. I want to thank all the brave women who came forward to tell their own stories and the many people across the country who embraced and supported me in their #StandWithGretchen. All women deserve a dignified and respectful workplace.
From 21st Century Fox:
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. We know Gretchen will be successful in whatever endeavors she chooses in the future.
Links to the Court Documents are below:
- Amended Complaint, Request for Declaratory Judgement and Demand for Jury Trial July 18, 2016
- Memorandum of Law in Support of Application of Plaintiff for a Temporary Restraining Order and her Motion for a Preliminary Injunction July 18, 2016
- Plaintiff’s Brief in Opposition to Defendant’s Motion to Compel Arbitration and Stay Judicial Proceedings, July 15, 2016
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