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Fox to Pay Gretchen Carlson $20 Million

Fox News has settled with former host Gretchen Carlson and will pay her $20 million in the sexual-harassment lawsuit she filed against cable-news channel founder Roger Ailes, Vanity Fair reported early Tuesday, citing three sources familiar with the situation. The case, filed just two months ago, spurred a number of other highly publicized claims, then an internal investigation, then Ailes’s resignation from Fox News. Despite his ouster, Ailes still denies the allegations.

"During her tenure at Fox News, Gretchen exhibited the highest standards of journalism and professionalism," said a statement from the company. "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."