MEDIA : NEWS NETWORKS : BROADCASTING COMPANIES: NAMED COMPANIES: FOX NEWS : CRIME AND CRIMINALS: SEXUAL HARRASSMENT : NAMED PERSONS: Roger Ailes Opts for Secrecy, Cowardice in Face of Gretchen Carlson Suit

David P. Dillard
 

.

.


MEDIA :

NEWS NETWORKS :

BROADCASTING COMPANIES: NAMED COMPANIES: FOX NEWS :

CRIME AND CRIMINALS: SEXUAL HARRASSMENT :

NAMED PERSONS: ROGER AILES:

Roger Ailes Opts for Secrecy, Cowardice in Face of Gretchen Carlson Suit

.

.


MEDIA :

NEWS NETWORKS :

BROADCASTING COMPANIES: NAMED COMPANIES: FOX NEWS :

CRIME AND CRIMINALS: SEXUAL HARRASSMENT :

NAMED PERSONS: ROGER AILES:

Roger Ailes Opts for Secrecy, Cowardice in Face of Gretchen Carlson Suit

.

.


Roger Ailes Opts for Secrecy, Cowardice in Face of Gretchen Carlson Suit

By Erik Wemple July 9, 2016 at 2:49 PM

Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2016/07/09/
roger-ailes-opts-for-secrecy-cowardice-in-face-of-gretchen-carlson-suit/

.

A shorter URL for the above link:

.

http://tinyurl.com/heod2yc

.

.


After Gretchen Carlson filed her stunning sexual harassment/retaliation lawsuit against Fox News chief Roger Ailes, the cable-news giant responded, in part, by affirming that the complaint was wholly without merit and will be defended vigorously. An outside observer might just have concluded that Ailes was girding for a showdown in which his side of the story could get a full hearing. A fair fight within the confines of the civil justice system.

.

Nope, wrong impression: Ailes wants this thing to recede into the shadows, where the particulars of his dispute with Carlson wont reach the media. This, from one of the titans of American media.

.

A filing Friday by attorneys David W. Garland and Barry Asen in a New Jersey federal court signaled Ailess intent to pluck the case out of the court system and into an arbitration proceeding, pursuant to Carlsons now-expired contract with Fox News, from which she was terminated on June 23. She served as an afternoon news host after spending eight years as a co-host of the inimitably awful morning show Fox & Friends. The filing cites the following arbitration clause in Carlsons contract:

.

Any controversy, claim or dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement or Performers [Plaintiffs] employment shall be brought before a mutually selected three-member arbitration panel and held in New York City in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association [AAA] then in effect. Such arbitration, all filings, evidence and testimony connected with the arbitration, and all relevant allegations and events leading up to the arbitration, shall be held in strict confidence.

.

Now why would Ailes be looking to pull off such a maneuver? Well, the filing itself provides a hint or two. Indulge in the following language: Plaintiff improperly filed her public Complaint with the Superior Court, as opposed to filing it with the AAA and adhering to her contractually-required confidentiality obligation, so that her counsel could tar Mr. Ailess reputation publicly, try this case in the media press, and coerce him to settle. Plaintiffs counsel has been on a non-stop tour of major media outlets ever since, making one false and defamatory statement after another, reads the filing, in part.

.

Oh, Roger Ailes! Where to even start? You are a towering public figure, a big shot in broadcasting, in politics, in New York, everywhere and you run a network that has specialized in dragging the political opponents of Fox News through the dirt every day via innuendo, grave-sounding anchor voices and occasional falsehoods especially on Carlsons miserable former haunt Fox & Friends. The Erik Wemple Blog thanks you for this frenzy of self-unawareness; we promise to reference it many, many times in the future.

.

Back to the merits. From the start, Carlsons complaint contained one peculiarity, aside from all the allegations that Ailes had propositioned her, had asked her to turn around so he could observer her posterior, had instructed her to get along with the boys who were allegedly harassing her and had retaliated against her after complaints. That one peculiarity is that the suit was lodged solely against Ailes and did not go after Fox News Channel. The filing by Ailess attorneys, with the firm Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., tilts at this ploy:

.

In a transparent attempt to evade the Agreement and her contractual commitment to arbitrate, Plaintiff named only Mr. Ailes as a defendant in this action, rather than naming Fox News as a defendant as well. At the same time, however, she could not avoid identifying Mr. Ailes by his corporate title, the Chairman and CEO of Fox News. (Asen Cet. Ex. B. at 3) Such gamesmanship does not permit Plaintiff to file in the Superior Court and publicly engage in a tar and feather campaign against Mr. Ailes.

.

Again, Ailes appears so hurt by negative attention in the media. Does he know not what he does?

.

All this legal-eagling set off a war of statements Friday night between the two sides. Nancy Erika Smith and Martin Hyman, who are representing Carlson, said, Roger Ailes is trying to force this case into a secret arbitration proceeding. Gretchen never agreed to arbitrate anything with Mr. Ailes and the contract on which he relies does not mention him and is not signed by him. Gretchen intends to fight for her right to a public jury trial, a right protected by the discrimination laws and our Constitution. It is disturbing that the head of a large media company would try to silence the press and hide from the public a matter of such importance.


.

.

The complete article may be read at the URL above.

.

.




Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584
jwne@...
http://workface.com/e/daviddillard

Net-Gold
https://groups.io/g/Net-Gold
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/net-gold
http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/net-gold.html
https://groups.io/org/groupsio/Net-Gold/archives
http://net-gold.3172864.n2.nabble.com/

Temple University and Google Sites Research Guides
AND Discussion Group Directory
http://tinyurl.com/ngda2hk

OR

https://sites.google.com/site/researchguidesonsites/

RESEARCH PAPER WRITING
http://guides.temple.edu/research-papers
EMPLOYMENT
http://guides.temple.edu/employment-guide
INTERNSHIPS
http://guides.temple.edu/employment-internships
HOSPITALITY
http://guides.temple.edu/hospitality-guide
DISABILITIES AND EMPLOYMENT
http://guides.temple.edu/c.php?g=134557
INDOOR GARDENING
https://groups.io/g/indoor-gardening
Educator-Gold
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Educator-Gold/
K12ADMINLIFE
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/K12AdminLIFE/

PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES INCLUDING EBOLA
http://guides.temple.edu/public-health-guide

STATISTICS SOURCES RESEARCH GUIDE
http://guides.temple.edu/statistics-sources

Social Work and Social Issues Discussion Group
https://groups.io/g/social-work

Tourism Discussion Group
https://groups.io/g/Tourism

Digital Scholarship Discussion Group
https://groups.io/g/DigitalScholarship/threads
https://listserv.temple.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=DIGITAL-SCHOLARSHIP
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/digital-scholarship/info
https://digitalscholarshipandscholarlypublication.wordpress.com/


Copyright Research Guide
Copyright, Intellectual Property and Plagiarism Sources
http://guides.temple.edu/copyright-plagiarism
Fair Use
http://guides.temple.edu/fair-use

Blog
https://educatorgold.wordpress.com/

Articles by David Dillard
https://sites.google.com/site/daviddillardsarticles/

Information Literacy (Russell Conwell Guide)
http://tinyurl.com/78a4shn

Nina Dillard's Photographs on Net-Gold
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neemers/

Twitter: davidpdillard

Temple University Site Map
https://sites.google.com/site/templeunivsitemap/home

Bushell, R. & Sheldon, P. (eds),
Wellness and Tourism: Mind, Body, Spirit,
Place, New York: Cognizant Communication Books.
Wellness Tourism: Bibliographic and Webliographic Essay
David P. Dillard
http://tinyurl.com/o4pn4o9

Rail Transportation
https://groups.io/org/groupsio/RailTransportation

INDOOR GARDENING
Improve Your Chances for Indoor Gardening Success
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/IndoorGardeningUrban/

SPORT-MED
https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/sport-med.html
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sports-med/
http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/sport-med.html

HEALTH DIET FITNESS RECREATION SPORTS TOURISM
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/healthrecsport/info
http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/health-recreation-sports-tourism.html




.

.

Please Ignore All Links to JIGLU
in search results for Net-Gold and related lists.
The Net-Gold relationship with JIGLU has
been terminated by JIGLU and these are dead links.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Net-Gold/message/30664
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/healthrecsport/message/145
Temple University Listserv Alert :
Years 2009 and 2010 Eliminated from Archives
https://sites.google.com/site/templeuniversitylistservalert/

.

.

Join Educator-Gold@groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.