A former Fox News contributor slammed owner Rupert Murdoch for the mistreatment of women. She says that he had allowed this to happen.
Tamara Holder discussed in an interview with Brian Stelter on CNN’s Reliable Sources her reaction to a recent interview that Rupert Murdoch who is the owner of Fox gave to Sky News.
His comments made her lash out at her former boss.
‘I don’t have a job in TV anymore because the place, that he has secured down like Fort Knox, allowed abusive predators to prey on women who just wanted to work,’ she stated. ‘That is not nonsense. This is people’s lives.’
‘It’s all nonsense,’ – this is what Murdoch said in the interview mentioned above. He stated those words after he was asked if sexual harassment claims were plaguing Fox News.
‘There was a problem with our chief executive. Sort of, over the years. But isolated incidents,’ he added. He was referring to Roger Ailes, who was the former CEO of Fox News.
Ailes lost his job due to sexual harassment allegations back in July 2016. He died this year in May.
‘As soon as we investigated if he was out of the place in hours — well three or four days. And there’s been nothing else since then.’
Holder continued illustrating how horrifying and hostile she alleged the work environment was. Tamar said that she had a man pull out his intimate part in his office and he shoved her head on it!
She also explained the circumstances that made her leave Fox News. She accused an executive of sexual misconduct in 2015, and she later received a $2.5 million settlement from the 21st Century Fox for her silence.
If you are wondering why she can speak now, the reason is that there is a provision in that deal that lets her speak up if she is ‘disparaged or maligned.’
‘What Mr. Murdoch said, in my opinion as a lawyer, not as a victim or a survivor, as a lawyer, is that this gives me a legal right to respond,’ she stated. ‘And I’m responding not for myself, but on behalf of every woman in America who has been abused.’