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Gretchen Carlson Settles for $20 Million—Half What Ailes Will Get in Severance


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Gretchen Carlson Settles for $20 Million—Half What Ailes Will Get in Severance

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson on Tuesday settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against the media company's former CEO Roger Ailes for $20 million and a public apology—about half of what Ailes is set to make in his severance package.

"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," the company said.

In the same statement, Carlson said she was "ready to move on."


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When you consider that a racial and sexual harassment suit payouts are tax free and severance payments are taxable, Carlson and Ailes will net about the same amount.